Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, one of the many big-name games coming this October for the PS4 and Xbox One (as well as the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC) has quite an impressive cast. Not only is it based in the Lord of the Rings universe (set between The Hobbit and LotR), but Red Dead Redemption writer Christian Cantamessa is in charge of the story. Then we have the characters themselves…
The main protagonist, Talion, is voiced by Troy Baker. He’s joined by Nolan North as Black Hand, Alastair Duncan as the Wraith, Laura Bailey as Ioreth, and Liam O’Brien as Gollum. All of these voice actors are quite talented and high-profile. We’re starting to lose count of the number of great voices Troy Baker alone has done recently, not to mention the others.
With a strong cast, an interesting premise, and unique gameplay features, Shadow of Mordor has the potential to be one of the biggest games of the year. Some people have cast criticism on it for too many similarities to the Assassin’s Creed series, but design director Michael de Plater assured fans through GameSpot that all of the game’s code was built specifically for it, and it’s Rocksteady’s Batman series that has influenced them more than anything.
Are you ready to take on Talion’s quest for revenge?