Assassin’s Creed 2 Lead Accuses Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Of Using Their Code & Assets
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Morder, the upcoming new Lord of the Rings game from Monolith Productions and Warner Bros, debuted an eight minute gameplay walkthrough late yesterday.
You can watch the walkthrough here. The eGamer team were divided about it, as Alessandro thought it looked generic, I was happy that it looked good for a licensed game instead of the usual drivel and Caveshen thought it was alright.
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However there was one thing we were all in agreement of after watching just a few seconds of Shadow of Morder, and that was the fact that it looked suspiciously like Assassin’s Creed.
And I mean a lot like Assassin’s Creed.
While this sounds like a winning formula on paper, the result may have hit a bit too close to home.
Assassin’s Creed 2′s former lead, Charles Randall, appeared to be shocked after seeing the gameplay footage of Shadow of Mordor. In fact, he was so shocked that he took to Twitter to accuse Monolith and Warner Bros of using code and assets from Ubisoft’s globally famous and successful game.
He seemed quite certain of it as well, and you can check out the conversations he had with various fans, as spotted by the trusty NeoGAF.
Ubisoft and Warner Bros have not issued a statement on this, but it’s quite possible that they may have by the time you read this article. It’s also likely that we won’t learn the truth behind this.
Nevertheless, I guarantee you that if you watch the gameplay footage you will immediately think Assassin’s Creed, and maybe a bit of Batman as well.