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  Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Out Now on Mac and Linux
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07/30/2015
 


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Feral Interactive today announced that the open-world action adventure game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition is out now on Mac and Linux via Steam, and will be released on the Mac App Store by early August. Developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for consoles and Windows, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor received high praise for its innovative gameplay and immersive setting.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance.

Based on the player’s actions with the in-game Nemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game. As Talion’s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition contains all DLC previously released for the game, including the Lord of the Hunt and Bright Lord story missions, the Trials of War challenge series, and all the Warband missions, Runes and Skins.

“The immense scale, critical acclaim and huge popularity of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor make the Game of the Year Edition’s release a major event,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “It is a monumental game, and we are thrilled to be bringing it to Mac and Linux gamers.”

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition retails on Steam for US $49.99, £29.99 (inc. VAT) and €49.99 (inc. VAT) and will retail on the Mac App Store for US $49.99, £39.99 (inc. VAT) and €49.99 (inc.VAT). A minisite dedicated to the game is available now at http://www.feralinteractive.com/en/mac-games/shadowofmordor/ , a trailer can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fw-yE7ZfSM

Minimum system requirements for Mac call for a 2.4Ghz CPU with at least 8.0GB RAM, 1GB or better graphics card, and Mac OS 10.10.3 or later. The game requires an AMD R9/7 series graphics card or better, NVIDIA 6xx series or better and Intel Iris Pro series or better.

Minimum system requirements for Linux call for a 2.6Ghz Dual-Core CPU with at least 4.0GB RAM, 1GB or better graphics card, and Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) or SteamOS. The game requires an NVIDIA 640 graphics card or better. AMD and Intel cards are not supported at this time. A Steam account is required.

EDITORS: Screenshots, logos, and other essential graphics and multimedia tools for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition can be found online in the Feral Press Area ( http://press.feralinteractive.com/games/ ). If you do not have a Press Area login, please contact Brad Gibson, Feral PR manager, at [email protected] .

About Feral Interactive  

Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh and Linux platforms, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as DiRT 3 Complete Edition, LEGO® The Hobbit™, Total War: SHOGUN 2, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, Hitman: Absolution – Elite Edition, Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director’s Cut, F1™ 2013, Tomb Raider, and BioShock, as well as XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Empire: Total War for Mac and Linux . Please visit our website at http://www.feralinteractive.com , find us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/feralgames or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/feralinteractive .

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Monolith Productions

Monolith Productions has delivered compelling, immersive gaming experiences for over 20 years. Additional information about Monolith Productions can be found at www.lith.com  ;

About Middle-earth Enterprises

The Saul Zaentz Company (SZC) d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises is the holder of worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other rights in the literary works of  J.R.R. Tolkien including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.  SZC has been producing and licensing films, stage productions and merchandise based on the Tolkien works for more than 35 years.  Its headquarters are located in Berkeley, California and its website may be found at www.middleearth.com .

MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR © 2015 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by Monolith. © 2015 New Line Productions, Inc. © The Saul Zaentz Company. MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR, THE HOBBIT, and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.