Middle-earth: Shadow of War is due out on PlayStation 4 this October, which gives newcomers more than enough time to jump into the previous game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and see what all the fuss is about. Aside from catching up with the story, there's now another reason to play the original release thanks to the title's most recent update.

Basically, the game's new patch grants players the ability to select two ugly generals from their save data and import them into Shadow of War. If you've got a particularly memorable rival or allied commander, then they'll show up in the sequel, which is pretty cool. You can get the details from the video that we've embedded above.

Will you be taking advantage of this update? Show off you monster buddies in the comments section below.