Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 2 appears to be in development, at least according to the curriculum vitae of a stuntwoman apparently working on the project.
NerdLeaks discovered the actress described her role as “stunt/acting” for the as-yet-unannounced game and listed Blur as the developer. Blur Studio is a CGI team which has worked on films and several video games. The stuntwoman has previously worked with the studio on games including Batman: Arkham Knight, Dark Souls 2, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, BioShock Infinite, and Mafia 3’s trailer.
Based on the descriptions of these projects, it seems much of work involved motion-capture for CGI trailers. This suggests Shadow of Mordor 2 may be announced through one, possibly at E3 in June.
We don’t know what to expect from the game at this point but Lithariel, a playable female character first introduced to Shadow of Mordor as a free DLC, could be making a return for the sequel.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. in September 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game told the story of a ranger, Talion, who scours Mordor seeking revenge on the forces of the Dark Lord Sauron for the murder of his wife and child.
The game was widely praised for its fusion of Assassin’s Creed and Batman Arkham gameplay but some questioned its divergence from Professor Tolkien’s source material. One of the most interesting features of the game was the Nemesis System, which ensured enemies remembered Talion if they’d previously fought him.
A Game of the Year Edition of Shadow of Mordor was released last year.