Here's the story trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, ready to prime you on the adventure you'll take later this year.

See what makes Talion tick in this new trailer, explaining to us how he began his quest for vengeance. The murder of one's family can spark such a rage in a persn, as you can see from Talion's display of head-tearing violence and demonstration of how to perfectly execute a badass three-point landing.

The end of the trailer points us to a pre-order bonus in the form of the Dark Ranger. If you pre-order the game now, you'll get access to the Dark Ranger exclusive playable character skin, as well as the "Test of Power" challenge mode. Seems like a fair bonus for putting up the money to pre-purchase the game.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will cast a shade over us when it's released on Oct. 7, 2014 for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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