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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor DLC includes a mission playable as Celebrimbor

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Downloadable content for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will include a story-based mission in which players control Celebrimbor, the original forger of the Rings of Power and the Wraith attached to protagonist Talion, publisher Warner Bros. announced this morning.

The mission is part of the Shadow of Mordor season pass, which will give players access to a handful of additional missions, in-game challenges and runes and skins for Talion. These new missions include the above-mentioned Celebrimbor-focused story — The Bright Lord, in which players will battle against Sauron and his forces — as well as the Lord of the Hunt mission, in which players will stalk the beasts of Mordor to collect unique runes, discover hidden areas and fight more powerful creatures.

Exclusive to season pass holders is the Guardians of the Flaming Eye Orc Warband mission. In this mission, players will take a stand before the Black Gate — Mordor's front door — and tear through Sauron's top soldiers for a chance to earn a Rising Flame rune, which can be used to upgrade Talion's weapons.

The season pass also grants early access to the Trials of War challenge pack, which pits players against hordes of Sauron's minions to test their skills. Trials of War includes leaderboards on which players can compare their might in Mordor against their friends.

Pricing and launch timing for the above mentioned DLC has yet to be announced. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will launch for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Sept. 30 and for Windows PC and Steam on Oct .2.