Middle-earth: Shadow of War announced as Xbox Play Anywhere title

middle-earth shadow of warThis past weekend, a leak indicated that Middle-earth: Shadow of War would be hitting consoles some time this year, before the leak was taken down. What we got was a description, a supposed release date, and some artwork. Today, we now have a trailer and some further details.

The follow up to the critically-acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, will be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC beginning August 22, 2017 in the Americas, and on Project Scorpio following its launch this holiday.

Here is the brand new announce trailer:

As we don’t have a release date for Project Scorpio, we can at least enjoy the fact that when it does release and you do upgrade, you can migrate your Shadow of Mordor onto the platform for no additional fee. You won’t need to buy the game again, basically. This all comes down to the way the Xbox eco-system works. Buy it for one platform, access it across all of its platforms.

“Xbox Play Anywhere enables gamers to save their Middle-earth: Shadow of War progress, DLC (including add-ons, Expansion Pass and in-game unlocks), Gamerscore and Achievements to their Xbox Live cloud-synced player profiles, so they can pick up where they left on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC.”

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will also release on PlayStation 4 and Steam, with a date of August 22nd scheduled in.

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