Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developer Monolith Productions have today revealed a brand new gameplay trailer for their third-person RPG Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, taking a look at how you can upgrade protagonist Talion's powerful weapons.
In Shadow of Mordor, Talion possess three weapons: a sword, a dagger, and a bow. Killing enemy captains, or higher ranked enemies will cause them to drop runes, with its attributes defined by the manner in which you killed your foe, so while some will increase the damage done by your fire arrows, others will make your stealth takedowns that much more effective.
Getting the runes though will be a challenge, with the more epic ones locked behind killing overlord bosses. In order to actually kill said overlords, you'll need to dominate and stage enemy captains to draw out the overlord, though be wary of their rather tough bodyguards. Check it out in the video below.
Alongside in-game runes, certain retailers will be offering exclusive runes if you pre-order, including Steam, EB Games and online outlets like Green Man Gaming. Shadow of Mordor will launch on Oct 7th for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.