Following “Orc Tales” trailer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment & Monolith Productions revealed Middle-earth: Shadow of War Forthog Orc Slayer trailer.
The game introduces “Forthog Orc Slayer,” an orc slayer based on Shadow of War executive producer Mike “Forthog” Forgey, who was lost to cancer during the game’s development.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Forthog Orc Slayer Trailer
Here’s a description about Forthog Orc Slayer from WB:
“A legend among the Orcs of Mordor, Forthog Orcslayer is an unstoppable warrior who saves Mordor’s mightiest heroes at their moment of greatest need.
Mike “Forthog” Forgey was our Executive Producer and great friend here at Monolith. He was always ready to leap into the fray and save the game whenever and wherever he was most needed.
We lost Mike to cancer during the development of Shadow of War, and we want to remember and honor him with a little bit of immortality in Mordor. The legendary Forthog Orcslayer is our way to continue having Mike leap into battle and save us when we’re down.
We hope that you will share in the experience of being saved by the legendary Forthog Orcslayer as you enter the land of shadow.”
Update: After fan backlash over WB trying to profiting off of the death of an employee. Eurogamer reached out to WB and here’s the statement from the Publisher:
“Neither Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment nor Monolith Productions will profit from any sales of the Forthog Orc-Slayer DLC regardless of the territory in which that DLC is sold.”
So all the sales from Forthog Orc-Slayer DLC will go to Mike “Forthog” Forgey’s family and not WB.
Previously: WB Games will donate to the Forgey family £3.99 / $4.99 from every purchase of the Forthog Orcslayer made from any 1 of the 50 United States or D.C. (but, excluding purchases made from Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and South Carolina) through December 31, 2019.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro beginning October 10, 2017. It will also be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title.
As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, players can purchase a digital version of Middle-earth: Shadow of War once and play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.
Gamers can pick up where they left off on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, bringing all the saves, game add-ons and achievements with them at no additional cost.