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Shadow of Mordor sequel details leaked by shop

UPDATE: It's now official - and here's the first trailer.

UPDATE 2.05pm: After this morning's leak, publisher Warner Bros. has now made Middle-earth: Shadow of War official.

The sequel will let you wield a new ring of power and fight both Sauron and the winged Nazgul, via another huge open-world, improvements to the original's impressive Nemesis System and a story which adapts to your decisions.

Best of all? It's out in the UK on 25th August (or 22nd August in North America).

PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions of the game will arrive then, with support for Xbox One Scorpio when it arrives.

Here's the first trailer:

ORIGINAL STORY 9.05am: Middle-earth: Shadow of War is yet to be officially announced, but we now know a lot more about the game thanks to a leak from US shop Target.

The much-rumoured sequel to Shadow of Mordor will once again let you conquer land and take down enemies using the original's acclaimed Nemesis system.

This time, however, you're looking to forge a new ring of power, similar to Sauron's.

Target's product listings have now been pulled, but not before they were pasted onto NeoGAF:

Sounds good to us.

Shadow of War will also be available in a Gold Edition with access to four expansions: Slaughter Tribe Nemesis Expansion, Outlaw Tribe Nemesis Expansion, The Blade of Galadriel Story Expansion and The Desolation of Mordor Story Expansion.

Together with a "Gold War Chest", these packs represent "over $125 in total value".

The two Nemesis Expansions will each let you take on a new Orc Tribe, with new missions and gear. The two Story Expansions include a new campaign and playable character - interesting.

Warner Bros. has yet to respond to the leak - but it likely won't be long until the game is fully unveiled.

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