It looks like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's last-gen version wasn't looking so precious after all, especially without most of its Nemesis system.

We're guessing someone at Warner Bros. Interactive screamed Gandalf's iconic words from the bridge of Khazad-dum when they saw how Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor played on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. According to Escapist, Warner Bros. Interactive announced that Shadow of Mordor's release date has been bumped back to Nov. 18 for last-gen consoles.

A couple months ago, we reported that Shadow of Mordor's release date was shortened from Oct. 7 to Sept. 30 in order to avoid the influx of noteworthy titles dropping throughout the month of October. While we expect that some extra work had to be done to atone for the last-gen's diminished Nemesis System, mid-November is a pretty meaty delay when its current-gen version is set to debut three weeks from today. We have a feeling the last-gen version's delay was expanded even further than what Monolith Productions actually needed to keep it far away from the numerous games coming out in October.