Our first look at Middle-earth: Shadow of War gave us a lot of gameplay, but didn’t do much in terms of getting us excited to explore Shadow of War’s open world. This new trailer seeks to assure that yes, there will be plenty more to explore than just dingy old Mordor.
The trailer shows off an assortment of distinct environments and castles, and a handful of decapitations just in case you forgot this was a game about beheading monsters, and not just looking at pretty vistas. Middle-earth: Shadow of War releases August 22 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
For more on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, head here to learn what we took away from our first hands-off demo of the game, and here for a discussion about why we’re both excited and hesitant about the game.