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New Middle-Earth: Shadow of War trailer shows how to turn orcs into allies


The defining feature of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was the evolving rivalries you'd develop between rival orc chieftains on your quest for vengeance. Shadow of War however, makes the nemesis system work both ways: Not only will your actions create dynamic rivalries, but also create dynamic allies who aid you in battle. For a more comprehensive look into Shadow of War, read James' preview from last month.

Shadow of War - E3 2017 Gameplay Demo (Xbox Conference)

But during Microsoft's E3 press conference, Monolith Production's vice president of creative, Michael De Platter, took the stage to offer some new gameplay footage demonstrating how you'll recruit and ally and then use them in your war against the Dark Lord. In the first game, you could use your spectral powers to dominate the minds of enemy orcs and turn them into thralls to do your bidding. In Shadow of War, that same ability is greatly expanded, allowing you to turn orcs into allies with their own personal story arcs that'll change dependent on your decis

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