"Middle Earth: Shadow of war" is an action role-playing game from video game developer Monolith Productions and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game is a sequel to "Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor" which takes place in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings universe. "Shadow of Mordor" received generally favorable reviews and took home the Game of the Year award at the 2015 Game Developers Conference.

"Shadow of War" promises to equal if not surpass "Shadow of Mordor" by providing better combat mechanics, a larger open world, and a further developed Nemesis system that is generated uniquely with each playthrough of the game.

The game will launch October 10 and to help kick off its release, Microsoft made a marketing deal with "Shadow of War" to deliver a bundled package with its Xbox One S.

The bundle

The bundle will include a standard white Xbox One S gaming console (with built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K video streaming, high dynamic range technology, 4K resolution and spatial audio capabilities), an Xbox Wireless Controller and a copy of "Middle Earth: Shadow of War." The bundle will also include in-game items: the Legendary Champions War Party and the Epic Sword of Dominion. This bundled package will provide players a one-month Xbox Game Pass subscription that allows them unlimited access to more than 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games.

To top it all off, those who purchased the bundle will have a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial where they can experience the latest in multiplayer gaming.

More from Shadow of War

"Middle Earth: Shadow of War" will also feature a transformed Shelob. Known as the great spider of the shadows, she appears in the books as a malevolent eight-legged beast who lived in the caves of Ephel Duath (Mountains of Shadow), close to Cirith Ungol in the passes above Minas Morgul.

Shelob appears in the game as a pale seductive woman, the result of Monolith creative vice-president, Michael de Plater's interpretation of Shelob's character.

The "Shadow of War" bundle will vary depending on where you live. A 1TB version will be sold everywhere except in China and Japan for $350, while the 50 GB version will retail for $280 everywhere except for US, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, China, and Japan. Lord of the Rings fans and players alike will be all the more excited for the release of this highly-acclaimed video game title.