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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's latest trailer sets up Talion's tragic tale

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The latest trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor sets up the tragic tale of Talion, the Ranger of the Black Gate who falls to Sauron's forces only to be resurrected and sent back into Mordor on a quest for vengeance.

The trailer above details the conditions on Talion's mysterious undead condition — a Wraith, who also holds a grudge against Sauron, has kept him alive to carry out the dirty work for both of them. The video also shows the aftermath of one of Talion's battles, with the single survivor reporting to his captain about Mordor's latest stalking shadow.

Publisher Warner Bros. also announced that players who register for a Warner Bros. ID through the Shadow of Mordor website will receive two exclusive in-game runes: the WBID Orc Hunter Rune, which allows Talion to increase terror from stealth takedowns, and the Palantir Gravewalker Rune, which lets Talion spread more fear after Uruk Captains are defeated.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will launch on Oct. 7 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Check out our recent hands-on impressions of the game from last month's E3 Judges Week.