Middle-earth: Shadow of War executive producer Michael Forgey lost his battle with cancer last year at the age of 43. To help ease the burden on his surviving family, and as a way to honor his enthusiasm for both his work and playing music, WB Games is offering a Dlc Character in his likeness.
The $5 USD download adds Forthog Orc-Slayer to the game, named after the Monolith band in which Forgey was a member. The Orc-Slayer shows up at random intervals, one-hit destroying whichever Orc your character is currently facing.
Forthog wields a weaponized guitar, using it to melee, and utterly destroy, orc opponents. The game’s caption refers to him as the “Mysterious Savior” in the video trailer for the DLC.
Every time someone buys the DLC, WB Games donates $3.50 USD to Forgey’s spouse and three surviving children. The offer is good through December 31, 2019, and the character can be pre-purchased right now on both the PC and Xbox One versions of the game. He’ll also be available to purchase when the PS4 version releases next month.
It should be pointed out, the donation might not be valid depending on what US state you live in. There are only 6 states in which the offer isn’t valid. We’ve reached out to WB Games to see if there are any other territories left out.
We already know a little bit about Shadow of War’s endgame content. Having a random, orc-murdering ally on your side should help ease the burden of war.
Seth Macy is a freelance writer.