Deceased Shadow of War Producer Immortalised In-Game

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Deceased Shadow of War Producer Immortalised In-Game

The executive producer of Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, who sadly passed away last year, is getting an in-game character. Michael Forgey fell victim to a rare form of cancer, known as glioblastoma, in March 2016, aged 43. However, he will live on in Shadow of War as Fothog Orcslayer. Monolith wanted to “immortalise” Forgey and express his fighting spirit. Monolith describes Orcslayer as an “unstoppable warrior who saves Mordor’s mightiest heroes at their moment of greatest need”. A new trailer showcases the Forgey-inspired character.

Shadow of War – Fothog Orcslayer

Monolith says:

“A legend among the Orcs of Mordor, Forthog Orcslayer is an unstoppable warrior who saves Mordor’s mightiest heroes at their moment of greatest need.

Mike “Forthog” Forgey was our Executive Producer and great friend here at Monolith. He was always ready to leap into the fray and save the game whenever and wherever he was most needed. We lost Mike to cancer during the development of Shadow of War, and we want to remember and honor 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.

We hope that you will share in the experience of being saved by the legendary Forthog Orcslayer as you enter the land of shadow.”


Monolith delayed Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – for PC, PS4, and Xbox One – until 10th October.

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