Failed Missions Will Be Permanent in Shadow of War

Runtime: 23:08    Author: gameslice    Category: Trailers

During a presentation of the game by Troy Baker and Michael De Plater, Shadow of War's Creative Lead, it was revealed missions will not be replayable if the player dies, The Escapist reports.

As sometimes happens during live presentations, the protagonist was killed during the demo, which prompted De Plater to state, "we can never replay that mission, 'cause time's gonna move forward, the world's gonna evolve, the guys that're dead are gonna stay dead"..."so the world constantly moves forward."

The previous game, Shadow of Mordor, also had permanent consequences to death; orcs who killed you would get stronger, and orcs you killed would remember you - features which will return in the sequel. So it looks like Monolith are expanding on the permanency from the original game with even harsher features.

How exactly this system will work hasn't been revealed however; whether a lost mission is actually lost forever, or if they'll simply show-up somewhere else in a different form.

Shadow of War is releasing for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 10.


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Comments Comments (7)

Posted by Bunnny
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 5:07 PM
Neat. How hardcore.
Posted by ironfist92
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 6:54 PM
Looks like im gonna be missing out on a good chunk of this game then
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Monday 19 Jun 2017 7:18 PM
Sounds cool that it constantly moves forward. But the "orcs you killed would remember you" from the original wouldn't return then I'm guessing as they should stay dead right?
Posted by Xenojay
On Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 10:59 AM
Far out, that's a damn cool feature.
Posted by sakuraba
On Tuesday 20 Jun 2017 3:43 PM
Pssst when your about to die push the reset button.
Posted by Zolen
On Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 3:57 PM
Its like flappy bird except more gutting !
Posted by guido
On Wednesday 21 Jun 2017 4:08 PM
It's very cool that they're trying out different ideas but that sounds terrible to me?!? I hope there isn't a permanent list of all your failed quests somewhere?? I don't think I could handle that! :-D