A brand new video trailer for the upcoming open world action-adventure video game, "Middle-earth: Shadow of War," has just been dropped. This time, the trailer shows off some of the different locations and iconic areas that players will be able to explore as they lay siege to Sauron's different strongholds.

A vast and open world

The upcoming new game greatly expands the world that was featured in 2014's "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" by adding several new locations that may be familiar to fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's work. The trailer itself shows off the game's different locations as they are rendered in-game, which means that the scenery will look exactly as advertised.

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Some of the iconic locations that will be featured include Gorgoroth, #Cirith Ungol, and the Island of Nurn. Other locations include fully explorable snow-capped mountains, lush forests, towering citadels, and Orc encampments.

Action-packed RPG experience

Following the cinematic style shots of the worlds that will be featured in the "Middle-earth: Shadow of War," the trailer then shifts to showing off some of the action-packed battles that the franchise is known for.

Unlike the previous title, the new game will be focused on Talion and Celebrimbor's efforts in amassing an army using the Rings of Power to take on Sauron and his Nazgûl forces.

Talion is even shown walking amongst his Orcish minions and standing in front of a stronghold they are about to lay siege to. While the previous title was more of a hack and slash experience for gamers, the upcoming title will lean more towards being an action role-playing game as players will be tasked to take over territories and control different armies.

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This type of gameplay will require a certain amount of skill and tactics, which means that jumping right into a battle without any type of planning may not be a good option.

Updated Nemesis system

The upcoming game will be expanding on the main feature of the previous title, which will now include different interactions with the player's generals and allies. The last game's Nemesis feature allowed for a different experience for each playthrough, and this will also hold true for the upcoming sequel. While amassing an army, players will have to assign different leaders for each Horde, and each general will respond and interact differently depending on past interactions.

"Middle-earth: Shadow of War" is scheduled to be released on August 22 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Interested players can also now pre-order the game, which will be coming with additional in-game bonuses such as four legendary Orc champions and an epic Sword of Dominion weapon. #Middle Earth