Only in Middle-earth can an Elven wraith come back from the dead to inhabit the body of a Ranger in order to give him the strength and powers to gain revenge on the orcish armies that took everything he loved away from him. Erm, actually that sounds pretty similar to a lot of video games plots. Anyway, now that the identity of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's Celebrimbor has been revealed, Warner Bros. and Monolith want to share just how the Wraith's powers can be used in-game.
Actually, haven't they gone over this stuff before? I think most people who are familiar with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor know that the protagonist uses wraith powers to take control of orcish enemies by now. Maybe the specifics of using these slaves to gain information on an enemy's strengths and weaknesses has yet to be detailed. That's absolutely a very exciting part of the game, forcing the player to plan and play in a way they may not be well-practiced in.
Really, I think the trailer is used mostly to show the variety of ways the player interacts with an orc through the Nemesis system. That seems to be the major feature that marketing is attaching itself to for Shadow of Mordor, that you can meet an orc, fight him multiple times and even die to him, destroy his subordinates, learn his weaknesses and then finally kill him. Or maybe it's just a sneaky way to put in all of those E3 accolades that publishers love to post these days. Guess what guys, IGN and GameSpot give E3 awards to almost every game at E3! You're not special!
Okay, they're special because the game they're making is pretty awesome, and not because of those stupid accolades. LET ME KILL SOME ORCS ALREADY, I'M GETTING FLUSTERED.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be released on September 30 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A PC version of the game will then be released on October 2.