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Thor: The Video Game hammers into 2011

Tuesday, 20th July 2010 17:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Marvel and Sega announced today a third-person adventure game based on the God of Thunder himself, Thor.

Thor: The Video Game has players taking on an array of ancient enemies and beasts from Norse mythology using different battle strategies and elemental powers.

In the game, Thor’s legendary hammer Mjolnir will allow players to command the powers of the storm – wind, thunder and lightning – and earn Valor in combat. Players will also be able to select from other abilities, and acquire new attacks, powers and upgrades.

“We are proud to be bringing Thor to his first solo video game adventure”, commented Gary Knight, senior VP of marketing at Sega.

“Thor: The Video Game will finally bring the immense power of this iconic hero to lifelong fans, and introduce the God of Thunder to a whole new audience as a true Marvel Super Hero.”

The PS3 and 360 versions of Thor will feature melee combos, ranged hammer throws, elemental powers and an upgrade system for Thor’s powers as gamers progress in a cinematic format.

PSP, Wii and DS players will be privy to the same game story, but visuals will be presented in a comic book style instead.

Writer and lead Thor comic book author Matt Fraction was brought on as a story consultant for Thor: The Video Game, which is slated to launch around the same time as the upcoming film adaptation from Marvel Studios.

It’s out next year.

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  1. macronia

    and PC ??
    wait it will feature trailers and game play videos

    NICE :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    PC was not mentioned in the press release.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. FadeLive

    Sega will run this game in the ground just like the Iron Man games. Calling it.

    I wish Marvel would take better care of their IPs when it comes to video games. I just hope that when the Deadpool movie comes out the movie game is handled properly cause I would literary kill for a Deadpool game that was awesome.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Freek

    Marvel movie games by Sega.

    Iron Man: sucked

    Iron Man 2: sucked so hard it killed off the studio that made it.

    Thor: probably going to tear into the space time continuem with it’s awfullness.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Anders

    Pretty amazed that they’re giving Sega a new chance. And a bit disappointed.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Boris Fett

    I can only assume they sell, crap as they may be.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    @4, earlier in the year Sega made a statement along the lines of “We’re going to do better with Marvel IP” but gave the impression “After Iron Man 2″, so I have some hope for Thor. Not a massive amount, but some.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. LOLshock94

    never mind a game what about the movie thor is very unpopular so why make a movie never mind the game

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Freek

    @7, they said that during development of Iron Man 2 aswell. That they listened to the feedback and that this time it would be much better. They were wrong.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    @9, http://www.vg247.com/2009/08/20/marvel-finished-with-crappy-movie-based-games/ this is the article I was referring, was actually a marvel exec who made the statement and looks like he’s deliberately distanced himself from Iron Man 2. I still say that’s a glimmer of hope.

    @8, Thor is actually a pretty popular Marvel character, perhaps not the actual Thor comic run but as part of The Avengers he’s massively popular. The point in the Iron Man films, rebooted Hulk and now Thor is to forerun an Avengers film.

    #10 4 years ago