Shadow of Mordor trailer pits orc against orc

You may have forgotten, what with the adorable Legos and singing dwarves, but Middle-Earth is a grimy, bloody, dangerous place. That goes doubly for Orcs, whose role as sword-fodder for the heroes makes their body count especially high. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor intends to remind us of this fact, starting with a lengthy 8-minute gameplay walkthrough trailer that bleeds black all over the place.

In it, we get to see our hero Talion climb some walls, target his enemies, and even use his Wraith abilities to turn one hapless orc named Ratbag against his superiors. We also get glimpses of the Nemesis system, as both Ratbag and his boss Orthog remember Talion from previous encounters.

Shadow of Mordor being developed by Monolith Productions for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. A release date hasn't been given, but it's currently slated for 2014.