A CG trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has just been released ahead of E3, showing off Talion's badassitude.
The trailer is nearly two minutes long and features Talion leaving a message for the Orc captain that slaughtered his family. This message comes in the form of a sniveling Orc soldier with Talion's Wraith-infused handprint on his... uh, I guess we can call it a face.
To call this video "violent" would be an understatement. Given that Shadow of Mordor will carry an M rating for "Mature," we're treated to a visceral display of blades cutting through flesh like a hot knife through butter and multiple stabbings to necks, chests and other parts that spew out blood. It's pretty metal. Watch the trailer for all of the ultra-violence and to get a peek at some of Talion's motivations for working with the Wraith possessing him in order to get back at Sauron's forces.
If you register for WBID here, you can get an Exclusive Orc Hunter Rune that will augment your skills and weapons. Pre-ordering will also net you the the Dark Ranger playable character skin and the Test of Power challenge mode. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be released on Oct. 7 for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.