New Shadow Of War Footage Introduces The Terror Tribe

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A new trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War is out this week. And the latest footage from WB Interactive and Monolith Productions breaks up the recent focus on Shadow of War ’s end game, moving the spotlight to one of the “friendly” orc tribes we’ll meet when SoW debuts in October.

Four different orc tribes, each free from Sauron’s grasp, will make their presence known when Shadow of War hits PC and consoles. Each faction Talion encounters will have its own unique strengths and weaknesses, evident in everything from decor to soldiers’ mannerisms. They’ll also have an impact on the immediate surroundings of any keep they control. When we saw the game at E3, Monolith’s Michael de Plater said those changes will be mostly visual, like decreased vegetation around keep’s controlled by machine-loving orcs. But that’s just one example from one faction. We’ll have to wait another two months to see what Mordor starts to look like when multiple tribes are represented on the map. But we don’t have to wait any longer for a closer look at the one of the four tribes we’ll see in Shadow of War at launch.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Photo: WB / Monolith

This week, Monolith introduced the Terror tribe. As the name would suggest, the tribe thrives by capitalizing on the fear and horror it strikes into outsiders. Keeps given to the Terror tribe will become home to some of the most brutal acts in Mordor, including torture, disfigurement and beheadings. They’ll even hang the flayed bodies of larger trolls from the keep’s walls. And the trailer suggests that savagery isn’t just saved for the tribe’s enemies. Many of the captains in this week’s Shadow of War teaser have noticeable body modifications, from brands and purposeful scarring to metallic jaw replacements.

For more on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, including additional information on the Terror tribe, check out the latest trailer from WB and Monolith. Then head down to the comments and let us know if you’re looking forward to the next chapter of Talion and Celebrimbor’s story.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game debuts Oct. 10.

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