Play Shadow of Mordor for free this weekend on Steam

If you haven't yet experienced Mordor (and you really should), the game is free to play for the weekend on both Xbox One and PC. And, if you decide to purchase the game, your saved progress and achievements from the free play will also carry over.

Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor was originally released in September 2014, and its sequel, Shadow of War will be released later this year.

There's a new update for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor that will let you bring your most powerful Nemesis into Shadow of War.

Remember when Middle-earth: Shadow of War developer Monolith played coy when asked about the possibility of save imports from Shadow of Mordor? There will also be a Twitch stream tomorrow at 2PM PST, detailing the Nemesis system and new update.

To celebrate, Warner putting Shadow of Mordor on sale for 80% off across Steam, the Xbox Store, and the PlayStation Store. If you're interested in getting Shadow of War, now is the best time to check out the original title and port your nemesis and ally over.

According to a trailer for the feature, the game will automatically identify your top foe and follower - no word if you can override this and select your own desired Nemesis/follower. If you want to keep playing after the free play days, Shadow of War Game of the Year Edition is now up for grabs for only $4 as part of Microsoft's Ultimate Game Sale. Will you be importing your Shadow of Mordor characters into Shadow of War?