The game's Nemesis system is vital to disrupting the orc forces, and it also provides a personal record of your triumphs and failures.

The trailer below not only shows the Nemesis system's menu screen, but also how your actions affect it and the world.

For my hands-on impressions of the title, take a look at this previous preview.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor comes out for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on October 7.