How Shadow of War Fits into the Lord of the Rings Universe

For the entire month of April, our IGN First is diving deep into Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the hugely ambitious sequel to 2014’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

As part of that ongoing coverage, we sat down to ask the Vice President of Creative at Monolith Productions and the man behind the story, Michael de Plater, everything we could about the game. How does it fit between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings? What’s up with those Nazgul? How hard is Shadow of War going to be? All that and so, so much more. The little footage we’ve seen so far has already generated a number of questions, so let’s start unpacking them right now.

And for more, be sure to check out all of our Shadow of War – IGN First coverage so far!

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