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SDCC2014: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Christian Cantamessa Roundtable Interview

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Toonzone had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable interview with the Lead Writer on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Christian Cantamessa at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC2014). Topics discussed included:

  • Bringing Gollum into the story
  • Exploring an unspoiled Mordor, on the verge of collapse
  • The possibility of sequels
  • The narrative experience
  • The genesis of Talion and precautions taken when creating him
  • At what point Cantamessa joined Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes place between the events of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Mordor is not yet a wasteland. Talion, a ranger of Gondor is killed while guarding the Black Gate of Mordor against the forces of Sauron.  He’s resurrected with wraith-like abilities and heads into Mordor to exact his revenge.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was developed by Monolith Productions and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The game is set to be released on September 30, 2014. It will be available on the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. For more information on the game, visit the official Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor website.

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