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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment hasn’t been stingy with regard to the pre-launch buzz surrounding “Middle-earth: Shadow of War,” and today’s trailer may be the coolest one released yet.

The latest trailer, “Campaign that Never Forgets: Friend of Foe,” is an interactive video that features an intense live-action battle scene directed by Neil Huxley, known for his work on “Avatar” and “Watchmen.”

The video is used to highlight the game’s Nemesis System, the dynamic way in which your actions shape other characters within the game world. The Nemesis System was a groundbreaking feature when it debuted in “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor” and I’m looking forward to seeing how it has evolved since then.

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