Hobbitses rejoice! No, it's not time for second breakfast. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor will be unleashing Talion's undead vengeance in a single-player only campaign on October 7, according to a new story trailer. On top of that, pre-ordering the game will unlock a cosmetic suit and exclusive game mode designed to help you gain an edge over Sauron's armies in the campaign.
Titled "Banished from Death," the story trailer gives us a glimpse into Talion's tale rather than just reading about it. Sauron's army took everything from the ranger, and thanks to a spirit of vengeance, you'll slowly work your way into Mordor to confront the Evil One. Players will also be learning about the Rings of Power along the way, a topic mentioned in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings several times. After all, it wouldn't be Middle Earth without at least One Ring.
Lore fanatics who don't find all the answers they seek in Shadow of Mordor can download the Palantir iOS app to provide a second screen experience full of additional content, both official and fan-generated. To get an idea of how the app will interact with the final game, download it and enable sync mode while watching the trailer below.
Story isn't all that's found its way into the trailer. Keen hobbitses will notice a brief mentioning of pre-order bonuses at the end. The Dark Ranger suit appears to be mostly cosmetic while the Test of Power challenge mode lets you earn Runes to get a head start on your quest. These may become DLC some time after the game's release, but there's currently no information on that.
Prepare yourself, Sauron, for Talion is coming. His quest for vengeance begins October 7 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. In the meantime, enjoy the story trailer and second breakfast.