Gandalf may have been adamant in his refusal to allow a burning Balrog passage to lynch his fellowship with a flaming whip within the depths of the Mines of Moria, but if said Balrog was, say, instead wielding a season pass for the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, maybe the situation wouldn’t have intensified into a shattered bridge followed by a wizardly free-fall riot.
If you’ve seen the game-play trailers for Shadow of Mordor, then I don’t need to spare the time to trim my furry hobbit feet and explain the Tolkien-esque (and Peter Jackson-like) spectacle this game looks to channel into its character designs and creatively embellished, versatile mechanics. So let’s instead become mesmerised with the details of the season pass!:
Available at participating retailers, the Season Pass includes:
· Exclusive ‘Guardians of the Flaming Eye’ Orc Warband mission
o Players will face Sauron’s elite Defenders before the Black Gate and earn the Rising Flame rune
· Early access to the ‘Trials of War’ challenge series
o Players will test their skills against select legions of Sauron’s forces in this series of challenge modes and build their legend as gamers post their best score on the Challenge Leaderboard
· All new story missions with hours of gameplay
o Lord of the Hunt – Hunt the wild beasts of Mordor as player’s discover hidden lairs, earn unique runes and face off against powerful monsters
o The Bright Lord – Play as Celebrimbor, the great Elven smith of the Second Age, and battle against Sauron and the might of his forces
· Access to future content
o Including runes, skins and additional future add-on content.
Hmm, how much will this season pass go for, do you think? My guess: the cost of keeping a hobbit’s feet trim and moistened during the unbearable summer afternoons.
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