We haven't seen all that much of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor since its original gameplay reveal, but the Lord of the Rings tie-in is starting to look like a promising action game that's got a few neat little RPG elements up its sleeve.

The release's latest trailer attempts to balance a look at these RPG systems with some brutal combat clips, and it works surprisingly well. Detailing how you'll be able to alter your arsenal with the help of runes that are found as loot, customisation of your deadly set of attacks seems to play a key role in vanquishing your orcish enemies. From stealth takedowns to moves that behead your opponent in spectacular fashion, the fighting looks smooth and enjoyable, and we're especially liking those gory sound effects. Are you eager to be possessed by a wraith? Forge your blades in the comments section below.