Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is the new game in Tolkein's iconic fantasy world. There is currently no release date, but we know that it will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
In the game, players will control a ranger with Wraith-like abilities by the name of Talion. The game is an open world video game and players will have the freedom to pursue side quests and roam around the world. From watching the video above, it looks like a cross between Assassin's Creed and the Batman Arkham games. The jumping and climbing animations reminded me of Assassin's Creed right away, and the "Wraith-like" mode reminded me of the Detective mode from the Arkham series.
The game itself takes place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books. The family of ranger Talion is killed by Sauron's armies, and he himself is also killed, but soon revived with "wraith-like abilities" and heads to Mordor to exact revenge. Mordor is not yet a barren wasteland in this story.
The story involves the Rings of Power, but is separate from The Lord of the Rings canon. However, WB maintains that the stories will align. The player will encounter Gollum in the game, discovering that Talion and Gollum have a lot in common.