I was lucky enough to talk to the cast and creators of Monlith’s upcoming action adventure RPG Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. Myself and other members of media peppered Michael de Plater (Director of Design), Christian Cantamessa (Lead Writer), and Troy Baker (voice of Talion), with questions about the upcoming title which is set to launch on September 28th. Baker, who gamers might recognize from starring roles in The Last of Us and Bioshock: Infinite, had some interesting things to say about the voicing the game’s protagonist Talion and just how important Tolkien’s work is to nerds everywhere.
I’m full of terrible ideas (awesome Mr.T Mohawk, umbrella+skates+hurricane, and many many more). One Halloween I decided that I wanted to be “Teen Wolf“. Knowing virtually nothing about making a proper-costume, I spent hours gluing pieces of an old chopped up wig all over my face. The end result? I ended up looking like a circus freak with a bizarre skin condition. Holly Conrad and the folks over at CrabCatIndustries.com are pretty damn good at making costumes. How good you ask? They’re so good that their skills caught the attention of Bioware which later approached Crabcat to make all new Mass Effect costumes for Comic Con 2011. Have a look at Crabcat’s Garrus sculpt by Neil Tambini and tell me that it isn’t incredible!