Red Dead Redemption Lead Designer to Helm Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor at Monolith


I awoke this morning with a very interesting press release in my inbox, considering that I’ve been playing Lord of the Rings: War in the North as of late. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is the newest video game in the storied Tolkien franchise. The game will feature open-world gameplay and a completely new story that takes place before the War of the Ring.

Perhaps the most interesting and exciting tidbit: the lead designer and writer of Red Dead Redemption, Christian Cantamessa, will be taking the helm on this project coming from Monolith Productions. Normally, I would greet the news of a new Lord of the Rings game with much skepticism, but with Cantamessa leading Shadow of Mordor, the game just went to the top of my watch list.

ME: Shadow of Mordor is currently in the early stages of production and is planned for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC. Sorry Wii U fans; there is currently no plan to bring it to the beleaguered Nintendo console.

Does this news increase your interest in Shadow of Mordor? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out Game Informer’s interview with the developers below.



Stay tuned to Fate of the Game for more.

Dalton Miller
Dalton Miller

@TalesofDalton Analyst, Writer, Technologist, Futurist, e-cigarette aficionado, drinker of TAB cola, I'm ready for the dystopia, are you?

One Comment

  1. Very cool. I’ve heard great things about Red Dead… never played though since I solely game on PC.
    I’d actually never heard about this Shadow of Mordor game. I like the stealth elements I saw in a gameplay video. Looks like fun.
    I haven’t played a lotr game since Battle for Middle Earth 2… the slick look of this game reminded me that I haven’t seen a good Star Wars game in a long while. I sure wish LucasArts or somebody would resurrect 1313.

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