Watch a trailer for ‘Middle Earth: Shadow Of War”s new fight pits feature

The 'Lord Of The Rings' video game just got an expansion

The Lord Of The Rings video game Middle Earth: Shadow Of War has received an expansion, in the form of a new online ‘fight pits’ mode.

A new trailer for the mode shows players pitting their characters against each other in a gruesome, violent arena fight. The winner of each fight will be rewarded with new items, upgrades and more.

Watch the trailer below. Middle Earth: Shadow Of War was released back on October 10, and is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

Meanwhile, plans for a new Lord Of The Rings TV show are afoot, with Amazon at the helm.

It was recently reported that Warner Bros Television and Amazon Studios were in talks to produce a TV version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels.

It was also been reported that Netflix and HBO were also approached, but that Amazon emerged as the frontrunners. Amazon reportedly see the franchise as having potential to be as big on TV as Game of Thrones.

Sharon Tal Yguado, Amazon’s new head of scripted programming, has now confirmed the news. “The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” she said.

“We are honoured to be working with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line on this exciting collaboration for television and are thrilled to be taking The Lord of the Rings fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth.”