Michael Forgey, Executive Producer of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, sadly lost his fight with cancer last year. Today it has been announced by Monolith Games that he will be honoured in the upcoming title as a DLC character, with part of the revenue generated being donated to his family.
Forthog, a legend amongst orcs, can be seen in the trailer above demonstrating the selflessness Monolith was keen to ingrain in the character. He is currently $4.99 on Steam, which we assume will be identical to its PlayStation price, with the Forgey family receiving $3.50 from each sale.
The hero is described as:
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.
Middle Earth: Shadow of War releases on October 10th.
It is a touching tribute by Monolith for someone who played such a pivotal role behind the scenes, people who we can sometimes under-appreciate when we are lost in the make believe worlds that they make a reality. What better way for the studio to show their gratitude for the contribution Michael made.