On Friday (or today if you’re a card-carrying member of the Glorious PC Master Race) Monolith Productions’ Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those still gaming away on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will need to wait until mid-November. The game is doing very well in reviews so far, so that’s exciting.
What’s maybe a little less exciting is the announcement of a Season Pass. All the cool games are doing it, so why not Mordor too? As is the norm, publisher Warner Bros. has hidden away some really neat content in the game’s DLC. Hey, at least it’s not a pre-order bonus right? Guys?
The Shadow of Mordor Season Pass brings three sets of story missions to the game. One of those, entitled The Bright Lord, allows you to play as elven ring-smith Celebrimbor as he leads an army to fight Sauron. That will culminate in a face-off against the dark lord himself. Sounds awesome! Too bad it’s not in the main game.
In addition to the one-on-one with Sauron, the Season Pass packs in the Guardians of the Flaming Eye Orc Warband mission, as well as the Lord of the Hunt mission. All three add-on story missions will net you new runes to upgrade your weapons. You’ll also get early access to the game’s Trials of War challenge mode, which pits players against endless waves of enemies in order to nab spots on a global leaderboard.
You can check out the whole shebang in the Season Pass trailer below. No local pricing as yet, but the UK is paying £20 for the lot, so expect it to be around R300 to R350 here.