Seek your fate in a magnificent new Middle-earth: Shadow of War trailer

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May 17, 2017, 7:55 PM EDT

We hope you have some sensible trekking sandals for this expansive new open-world game trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to Monolith Productions' Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

For this sophomore outing, Talion and Celebrimbor are back from the original game, where they must "go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron." The timeline of Shadow of War unfolds between the pivotal events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, with the ambitious role-playing game's impressive scope spanning Tolkien territories from Seregost to Gorgoroth.

Take to heart this official Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment synopsis, then journey into the dark realms of Shadow of War's latest promo, and tell us if you'll enter the epic fray when it's released on Xbox One, PC and PS4 on August 22.

In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The open-world action-adventure game is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.

(Via Coming Soon)