Are you itching to a play role in the world of Middle-Earth? If so, Middle-Earth: Shadows of Mordor should get you pumped as you play a ranger, much like strider, who is slain along with his family. He is brought back to life by a spirit and seeks revenge on those who wronged him.
This game takes place somewhere within the 60 year gap between the end of The Hobbit and the and the beginning of The Lord of the Rings. If you are interested in finding out more about the story, the characters and the setting, visit Game Informer’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Hub.
Is creating a brand new story within Middle-Earth the right thing to do? There is already so much unfinished stories of Tolkien set in Middle-Earth that fans would love to see completed. Some examples include the journeys of the two blue wizards, Hildifons Took, among many others. Perhaps the gap between the two major stories of Tolkien is a perfect setting, lets wait and see.