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We’re only days away from the release of one of the year’s most anticipated games, “Middle-earth: Shadow of War.”

While those who played through the original “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor” will no doubt feel right at home slaying orcs in visceral third-person combat, exploring the vast open world of Mordor and making friends — or enemies — through the Nemesis System, “Shadow of War” could prove a bit intimidating at first for new players.

For those first-time players, or anyone just seeking a refresher on what to expect in “Shadow of War,” Bruz the Chopper is here to help. Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a “Shadow of War” 101 trailer in which the colorful orc gives players a look back at the original game and provides a peek at what to expect in the sequel. You can check it out above.

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