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New ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’ trailer

This week’s “Middle-earth: Shadow of War” trailer spotlights the expanded Nemesis System, which tracks your interactions with orcs in the game world and scripts their personal stories accordingly.

For example, sparing an orc in battle may lead to him joining your crusade as a follower. Likewise, lopping his arm off is something he’ll remember, too, and may cause him to rise up against you later.

The Nemesis System was one of the highlights of the first “Middle-earth” game and I’m excited to see how it has been expanded and improved upon for “Shadow of War.” Check out the video above for a closer look at the Nemesis System in action.

“Middle-earth: Shadow of War” launches Oct. 10 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.