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Learn More About The Storied History Of Celebrimbor

Since the reveal of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, we’ve learned about Talion and his quest for revenge against the dark lord, Sauron. We’ve also known that somehow, he became bonded to a wraith that gives the ranger inhuman powers.

Today, we finally learn who that spectral being is and why he is helping Talion. Celebrimbor was one of the elven lords that fashioned the rings of power (as Sauron made the One Ring in secret). 

The evil lord turned on Celebrimbor, torturing him and murdering his family (explaining his reasoning for choosing Talion as an ally). Because elves are immortal, Celebrimbor chose to remain in Middle-earth rather than return to the Undying Lands.

The two will work together to work their way into Mordor and take the fight to Sauron. Revenge and the excellent Nemesis system will be yours a week earlier than expected (as we reported this morning). Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be out on September 30 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more, check out our E3 preview.

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  • Cele........brim......bor.

    Ah hahahahahahaha, that's an awesomely funny name.

    I know a Nigerian dude with that name, I guess Nigerians were in the Silmarillion all this time.

  • My hype for this game just reached a level I didn't think possible.
  • Gollum!! From all the coverage so far, this game looks pretty damn awesome.
  • *Cue the collective cry of Tolkien fans who find this to be blasphemy* What else can we say about this other than we hate waiting for it to come out. Troy Baker's voice work is fantastic as well.
  • Huh. This is a pretty descent use of an important character from the mythology. Here's a brief rundown:


  • That was some cool sequences. Nice to see the promising gameplay will have good story sequences to go with it.

  • Y'know, I thought I wouldn't be buying a game until Ac Unity (LOU is a game-day decision), but wow. Still cautiously optimistic, but I think SOM will be great fun. Plus I'm a LOTR nerd. If this guy becomes your buddy, I am calling him Brimbo. Liam O'Brian is Gollum, dude nailed the voice work, sounds like Serkis.
  • Waiting for the reviews before buying it may just kill me.

  • This is pretty cool. Celebrimbor has always been a character I wanted to see more of.

  • This trailer has pumped me up. This game looks so great.

  • Any Tolkien lore buffs care to chime in on how faithful this is to the lore? I'm not really all that knowledgeable of stuff that comes from the Silmarillion.
  • Uhg, Talion's face looks so wrong. He looks too cartoony and his face is too chubby for his totally ripped body. It's hard to take him seriously when he looks that way.
  • I'm still hoping this game is going to surprise me, and end up being good.

  • This game looks epic.

  • ok, the story looks cool enough, but the gameplay/fighting looks unoriginal and uninteresting. Also, I thought it was Sauron who forged the rings of power and offered them to the world's leaders in disguise and THEN made the one ring in secret? (sorry to kinda nerd out here but I'm just confused)
  • "Because elves are immortal..." Has nothing to do with why he's a ghost. Elves are immortal but they are not undying. They can be killed, and many are throughout Middle Earth's history. Celebrimbor died at Sauron's hand. Clearly his ghost has memory issues, because from the trailer it seems he's having to re-learn who he was. This seems like a pretty cool story. I'm wondering when it's set, though, because it took a while for Sméagol to transform into Gollum.
  • SO COOL! I've been wondering about the identity of the wraith and to see that it's actually someone from Lord of the Rings and not just a character the game designers made up is really exciting and makes me even more eager for this game to come out.

  • I am pretty excited for this game. I wasn't going to get it upon release, however, because it came out on the same day as Dragon Age Inquisition. Since Dragon Age Inquisition has been pushed back 6 weeks and this game has been pushed forward a week, I am now all in on day 1! Well, unless I deciede that Alien: Isolation is more deserving of my time and money. I will undoubtedly eventually pick up both games, but it really only makes sense to get one of them right when they release.

  • SOoooo sick! Celebrimbor

  • SOoooo sick! Celebrimbor

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