Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor Slips Forward A Week

It’s pretty rare to see games move their release date up these days, but we’ve now seen it twice in the past month. It started a few weeks ago with The Evil Within, and now it’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that’s being advanced to store shelves earlier than expected.

Originally set to launch in the second week of October, all versions of the game are now scheduled to release on September 30th in US, and October 3rd in Europe, with the exception of the PC version which will land on October 3rd in both regions.


Warner Bros. claims the move had to do with fan excitement, but the more probable cause is the tightly packed month of October, which sees at least one major release each week for the entire month.

PR speak aside, we’ll take it as early as we can get it, assuming it’s ready to go on its new launch day.

Source: Polygon via NeoGaf



  1. One does not simply release in October.

    • If only there were a meme for that.

  2. If I’m not mistaken the release date in the US is now the 30th September but in the UK it’s now the 3rd October?

    • Yep, you’re correct! I made a quick change to reflect that. Thank you! :-)

  3. Got an e-mail from Amazon saying the pre-order date had changed, i also got one saying Dragon Age jas now been pushed back until Novemeber. EA must have been worried about how packed out October was looking!

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