Eight Minutes of Gameplay from Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor

The Lord of the Rings franchise is not unfamiliar with the video game space having spawned tens of games since the early 80s, but their track record hasn’t been as solid as it could be. Hopefully that can change in the next installment, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which is the first game set in the beloved universe to be developed for the next generation of consoles.

Warner Bros. Interactive has released brand new footage from their pre-alpha build of the game, just giving us a taste of what to expect. There’s swordplay, magic, chase sequences and the ability to use the environment to your advantage. With Monolith behind the helm, it’s certainly a game to look out for. Shadow of Mordor will be out sometime this year for the PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.