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Peer into Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor with the Palantir app

They may not all be accounted for, but a new app brings an electronic version of Middle-earth's ancient seeing stones to iPads today.

The official companion app to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, dubbed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Palantir, lets players interact in two modes. In Reader mode, players can search through the community knowledge base to learn about the game, its story and the squalor of Mordor. In Sync mode, players can use the app to watch videos like trailers and listen to gameplay to gather information in real time. Using what the developers at Wikia call "advanced audio-sync technology," the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Palantir app can corral related information as you watch or play.

The free app is full of Middle-earth lore and available to download for iPad.

Revealed last November, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is in development at Monolith Productions for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows PC. Players take control of the ranger Talion, whose been resurrected with Wraith powers after his family's murder.

Be sure to check out Polygon's interview with the developers and watch a pre-alpha gameplay walkthrough to learn more.

Update: An earlier version of this article linked to an incorrect app for Android and iOS. We've updated the article with the correct information and apologize for the error.

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