New Middle-earth: Shadow of War trailer shows off Orcs, isn’t great

Like most of you who really enjoyed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, I was super hyped for Shadow of War. Its previous trailers and gameplay footage show a ton of promise, and it looked set to be a worthy successor. And it probably will be. But microtransactions, man. Microtransactions.

Now, I don’t know whether the game’s latest trailer (which introduces us to the Terror tribe of Orcs) is being disliked as much as I am during family gatherings because of the game’s microtransaction plans, or because it’s just a bad trailer, but I’m betting it’s a little bit of both. Either way, you can check it out below.

According to the video’s description, the Terror tribe is “a faction of Orcs who specialise in spreading fear throughout Mordor”.

“In Shadow of War, Orcs now belong to tribes, which extend their influence stemming from the Overlords ruling the mighty fortresses throughout the open world, providing a rich ecosystem of missions, exploration and a dynamic Orc society with diverse Orc cultures, all brought to life through the expanded Nemesis System. As master tormentors, the Terror tribe rely on their infamous reputations to inspire fear among their enemies.”

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is coming to PC, PS4 and XBO on 10 October, microtransactions and all.