'Middle-earth: Shadow of War' is adding a new character to honour the memory of a developer who passed away during the making of the game.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War's new character Forthog Orc-Slayer

Middle-earth: Shadow of War's new character Forthog Orc-Slayer

Michael Forgey - who was an executive producer on the game's 2014 predecessor 'Shadow of Mordor' - sadly lost his battle with a rare form of cancer known as glioblastoma in March 2016, and to honour his dedication to the series, developers Monolith are adding a new character to the upcoming game.

The DLC character is named Forthog Orc-Slayer, and is described as an "unstoppable warrior who saves Mordor's mightiest heroes at their moment of greatest need."

A new trailer for Forthog released by publishers Warner Bros. on Thursday (31.08.17) details how powerful the new character is, and features a touching message in memory of Michael.

The text at the end of the video reads: "Forthog Orc-Slayer forever, nothing will be forgotten.

"Mike 'Forthog' Forgey was our Executive Producer and great friend here at Monolith.

"We lost Mike to cancer during the development of Shadow of War and we want to remember and honour him with a little bit of immortality in Mordor. (sic)"

The text goes on to state that Warner Bros. intend to donate $3.50 of every purchase of the new DLC to the family of the late developer, for the next two years.

The message continued: "WB Games will donate $3.50 of every Forthog Orc Slayer purchase to the Forgey family through December 31, 2019."

And in a separate statement, Monolith added: "We lost Mike to cancer during the development of Shadow of War, and we want to remember and honour him with a little bit of immortality in Mordor. The legendary Forthog Orcslayer is our way to continue having Mike leap into battle and save us when we're down."

'Middle-earth: Shadow of War' is set to be released on October 10.

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