Warner Interactive has elected to move the release date for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor forward by a week to avoid the second week of October, which is quite crowded right now. The move will allow it to by-pass being released the same week as Alien:Isolation, Drive Club, and Skylanders: Team Trap.
The move will now see Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor arrive on September 30th in North America and October 3rd in Europe. The game is scheduled for simultaneously release on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The decision by Warner to move their release date comes as little surprise actually because, Bethesda recently announced that it would move The Evil Within forward by a week to avoid fighting for time with Evolve and Battlefield: Harldline. After making the announcement, EA announced that Battlefield: Hardline will be given extra development time and not be released till next year. So Bethesda might have actually be all right in the end, but who knew.