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.
Even though I’ve always been a huge fan of Metal Gear, I’ve always had a hard time figuring out its timeline hopping super-spy clone-cyborg universe. It’s quite possible that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain might remedy some of my confusion. At the very least the E3 gameplay footage revealed this morning looks stellar with tons of new systems revealed including base construction, air strikes, and flying sheep! Enjoy!