Middle-earth: Shadow of War has officially launched and is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One both physically and digitally.

Go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within. Experience how the award winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and confront the full power of the Dark Lord Sauron and his Ringwraiths in this epic new story of Middle-earth. In Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™, nothing will be forgotten.

Normally we’d see a lot of positivity regarding a sequel to a critically acclaimed game like this, however recently controversy over the in-game loot boxes available for sale have brought on negative impressions and reactions from some.  It’s also raising a concerning problem for the industry as a whole as loot boxes are seemingly becoming the new DLC, showing up even in purely single player experiences like this.