Monolith Productions and Warner Bros. hosted a panel today at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about their upcoming game, Middle Earth: Shadow of War. During the panel, we got to see a brand new trailer for the game featuring a much awaited character, the Great Spider Shelob.
Who is Shelob?
Shelob was a Great Spider, of the greatest offspring of Ungoliant. She lived in Mordor during the Third Age and appeared in the Lord of The Rings books as well as the movies. She was encountered by Frodo and Sam in their quest to destroy the One Ring.
Shelob will be a familiar face for fans of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, unlike the version we are used to, the Shelob we encounter in the game appears in humanoid form and helps out our protagonist Talion by granting him a vision about his destiny and the fate of Middle-Earth. However, Shelob may not have our hero’s best interest at heart, as Celebrimbor urges Talion not to trust Shelob, stating that she is not their ally.
We also get to see Shelob in her classic spider form, which looks absolutely terrifying. Her role in the game’s story is currently unknown but you can get a general idea from the trailer.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is scheduled for release on October 10 for PC, Xbox One and PS4. You can check out the aforementioned trailer below. You can also check out the newest story trailer here, or the one featuring the Nemesis Forge system here.