Certainty appears to be increasing surrounding a follow-up to Monolith’s Shadow of Mordor, as recent online evidence has been found suggesting that a sequel is indeed on its way (via. GameSpot).
Originally discovered by NerdLeaks, an online resume belonging to stunt actor Lauren Mary Kim has been spotted, which mentioned her recent work on “Shadow of Mordor 2”. As her previous credits involve acting for such titles as Tomb Raider, as well as in trailers for ReCore and Mafia III, Kim may have provided the motion capture for the alleged Middle Earth sequel.
The work was done with Blur, which is likely a reference to Halo: The Masterchief Collection and Sunset Overdrive’s Blur Studios. Aside from this, no other information has surfaced.
A Shadow of Mordor sequel hasn’t been officially revealed yet, but as the 2014 game proved so popular amongst players and critics alike (having won 2014’s GDC Awards), it’s very likely that a Shadow of Mordor 2 could appear relatively soon.
According to a report on GameSpot, developer Monolith posted several job openings last year, suggesting the studio had begun work on a new project. The developer has kept exactly what that project is decidedly quiet; something that again implies that the first game‘s Talion may be seeing new, orc-slashing action.