If you’ve been playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for a while, you’re probably thinking “Hey! Why did Johnny Stabman here stop being so angsty? I miss that angst! When will he be angsty again?” Well, my friend, you’re in luck. Warner Bros. yesterday released a free little DLC pack with a costume that lets you dress like a… I was thinking like a black metal lifestyler, but look how chipper and delightful the Vegan Black Metal Chef is. Why can’t Johnny Stabman be more like him?
Perhaps the free Epic-level runes the pack gives you too might cheer him up.
Technically the new outfit you get to wear is the Black Hand of Sauron. Gasp! Yes — the very chap whose murders who turned John Knives into Johnny Stabman in the first place! Dressing up as the murderer of your wife and child while slaughtering hundreds of orcs is a weird way to grieve, but I suppose we all do it differently.
Perhaps more appealing is a bundle of three fancy runes for your murdertools. Our John (Walker, not Knives) very kindly snapped screenshots for me of Elven Grace for your sword, Ascendant for a bow, and One With Nature to slap onto your stabbing stick.
The ‘Power of Shadow’ DLC is free on Steam. It’s an odd little thing, reminding me of retailer-exclusive pre-order bonus DLC packs, but hey, it’s a freebie!