Today, Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. Interactive released an official trailer revealing that an update has been applied to the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor which will allow fans to transfer their strongest and most hated Nemesis from the 2014 game to the sequel, Middle-earth: Shadow of War. Not only that, but also Middle-earth: Shadow of War players may bring along their most loyal Orc follower as well should they choose to do so.

As seen below in the trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the update to Shadow of Mordor brings about a new mode called the Nemesis Forge that will read players’ save files to detect their highest ranking Nemesis for import into the forthcoming sequel. The same system is applied to find fans’ greatest Orc follower, as they can be transported into Shadow of War to help the main character Talion overthrow the forces of Sauron.

While this is definitely a solid bit of fan service for those who played Shadow of Mordor and are looking forward to the sequel, it’s currently unclear at the moment if the Nemesis Forge update will support the ability to transfer a character cross-platform – that is, from PlayStation 4 to Xbox One, for example. However, the most likely scenario is that Shadow of War‘s developers intend on only allowing the import of a Nemesis and Orc follower on the same system.

Not too long ago, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor fans noticed that the 2014 release received an unforeseen update, which led them to speculate whether or not Monolith and Warner Bros. Interactive were laying the groundwork to allow players to import saves from the first game into its followup. With this being the case, the Nemesis Forge mode’s addition to Shadow of Mordor is surely what developers were intending to implement after applying the aforementioned patch from a couple weeks back.

All things considered, the addition of the Nemesis Forge to Shadow of Mordor will surely cause those who put a lot into the Nemesis System the first time around to rejoice, as all of their hard work and dedication to the title won’t be forgotten. Although Monolith Productions’ Creative Vice President Michael de Plater has described the development process for Shadow of War as being “super stressful,” it’s good to see that the team still has made sure to acknowledge long-time fans’ investment to the franchise.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is slated to release on October 10, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Shadow of War – YouTube