Talk about a surprise to end all surprises: WBIE announced the sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor today. Shocking, isn't it? Totally shocking. The game is called Middle-earth: Shadow of War and is being developed by Monolith Productions. As expected, the sequel sees Talion and Celebrimbor returning as they "go behind enemy lines to turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron."
In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The open-world action-adventure game is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience.

The game is in development for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 (Windows 10 Store and Steam), PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 4 Pro. Since the game is available on the Windows 10 Store and Xbox One, it is indeed a Play Anywhere title. Meaning you can buy it once and play it both on the Xbox One and through the Windows 10 Store.

The expected release date is August 22, 2017. The teaser trailer can be seen below with a special appearance from Diablo! A gameplay reveal is coming on March 8.