Middle Earth: Shadow of War has plenty of fans excited, since it will feature everything that made the first game great and much more. While Tolkien fans can scoff at how non-canon these events are, there’s no denying that the return of the nemesis system and the Arkham-esque combat are treats. Speaking of the nemesis system, fans will be delighted to hear that their whoever their arch nemesis was in Shadow of Mordor will be transferred to the sequel.
There was a mysterious Shadow of Mordor update that confused fans, since they figured an update this late wouldn’t mean much. Many fans speculated on the save transferring, and it looks like they were kind of right, due to the arch nemesis confirmation. It looks like Talion can deal with any unfinished business he had with orcs that killed him in the first game.
Developer Monolith and Warner Bros confirmed all of this in a press release, so fans better keep their save game. It should add some nice continuity to a title that has very little impact on the original Tolkien canon.Here is the full press release:
“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Nemesis Forge, a new update for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that will allow a player to bring their top Nemesis and Follower from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor to Middle-earth: Shadow of War when it releases on October 10, 2017. In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, players created countless personal stories of revenge through the unique enemies and allies generated by the Nemesis System. With the Nemesis Forge, these stories continue in Middle-earth: Shadow of War by importing a returning player’s arch Nemesis from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, while also identifying a player’s most loyal Orc follower, who can help fight and defend against Sauron’s forces. The Nemesis Forge is now available for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam.”