Now we've got some potential new information about Monolith's next project - including that it may be a sci-fi game, and also that it will definitely be using the excellent Nemesis system - despite it probably not being a Middle-Earth game.
PCGamesN spotted a job listing page for Senior Game Writer for Monolith's next game - and it specifically asks for someone with "a love of fantasy and science fiction genres", suggesting that their next project may be sci-fi instead.
While we admit this is slightly tenuous, we ourselves have spotted something in a different job listing, for Principal Technical Artist in Characters. This specifically asks for someone "focused on creating believable human characters that will interact with the player in our next Nemesis system based game". This is the first confirmation we have had that the Nemesis system will be used in Monolith's next title.
Nemesis is the system in both Monolith's Middle-Earth titles where enemies can "remember" the main player character, and gain stronger and more powerful depending on how many encounters with that enemy they've had. It's an excellent and clever system that we can't wait to see in more games. Monolith's next game will probably not be Shadow of Mordor 3, however, since (minor spoiler alert!) Shadow of War ended with a pretty definitive end to main character Talion's story.
What would you like to see Monolith do next with the Nemesis system? Their publisher Warner Bros is looking for a developer to take over Batman...