The sequel to 2014’s surprise hit Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor has been leaked by retailer Target as being Middle Earth: Shadow of War, with an assumed August 22 release date.
The game will retail at $59.99 with a gold edition that will cost $99.99 on launch. Publisher Warner Bros. or developer Monolith Software have yet to comment on the leak.
The leak appears to confirm Shadow of War will be released on PS4 and Xbox One, however the first entry in the series was also released on PC, so it wouldn’t be surprising if it found its way to that platform as well.
Nothing is know yet about where the story will take place or what gameplay mechanics will be present. However, Kotaku reports that “the story will be based on Talion and Celebrimbor (the two protagonists from Shadow of Mordor) working to forge a new ring that’s as powerful as Sauron’s. The Nemesis system is back, obviously, and there are new stronghold mechanics, new special abilities…”
Check out the game’s box art below and stay tuned for any official announcement from Warner Bros or Monolith Software.