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San Diego Comic-Con 2010: Sega Reveals Plans for Thor Video Game

Sega reveals plans to bring Marvel's Mighty Thor to gaming systems in 2011

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By Odin's beard!" SEGA Europe Ltd. and SEGA of America, Inc. today announced they will bring Marvel's hall-of-fame franchise Thor to video game systems for an epic third-person adventure: "Thor: God of Thunder," scheduled for release on all five major video game platforms in 2011 including the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system, Wii and Nintendo DS.

"We are proud to be bringing Marvel's Thor to his first solo video game adventure," commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA America. "Thor: God of Thunder" 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."

"Thor: God of Thunder" logo

"Thor: God of Thunder" will take players through a spectacular, epic-scale original third-person adventure for which Matt Fraction, the Eisner Award-winning writer and lead THOR comic book author served as story consultant. In the game, Thor battles through the numerous worlds of Norse mythology that span realms ranging from primal worlds of fire and ice to extraordinary planets inhabited by Frost Giants and Trolls to save Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods. Thor must overcome monstrous foes lifted from the pages of the comics including Ulik, Ymir, and Surtur, as well as other monstrous denizens. Players will wield the iconic Mjölnir, Thor's legendary hammer, to fight enemies on an immense scale while controlling the elemental storm powers of lightning, thunder, and wind to vanquish enemies. As Thor earns Valor points through his exploits, players can acquire new abilities, powers, and weapon upgrades.

Each version of the game will be uniquely suited for its platform, with the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 versions featuring cinematic, third-person action gameplay with melee combos, ranged hammer throws, tide-turning elemental powers, and an upgrade system to bolster Thor's powers as gamers progress. Players will take on enemies up to four times as large as Thor, with multiple grappling points and a variety of strategies for taking them down: go toe-to-toe with a twenty-five foot tall, twelve ton Ice Trolls for a truly heart-pumping experience.

The Wii game will feature the same overarching storyline as the next-gen consoles, but will also present a different gaming experience by utilizing the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers to battle enemies and deliver Thor's elemental powers. Thor for the Wii version will also be presented with a uniquely styled comic book look that it will share with the PSP system version, along with different cinematics, story elements, dialog, locations, and dedicated flight levels. Nintendo DS players will experience a 2D side-scrolling adventure with narrative and gameplay unique to the platform.

Brought to the Marvel Universe by the legendary Stan Lee and his brother Larry Lieber and penciled by noted artist Jack Kirby, Thor first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1962. Based on Norse mythology, the Marvel character of Thor became a comic book Super Hero both in his own right and as a member of the Avengers alongside comic book icons the Hulk, Iron Man, and Captain America. "Thor: God of Thunder" marks the character's progression from mythology to comics to TV and film, and now to interactive entertainment in his first standalone appearance in a game.

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27 comments
orca21
orca21

i agree I HATED IM2 THE GAME SO TOO EASY AND NOW THEY ARE GOING TO RUIN THOR FANTASTIC I WAS ACULLY THINKING ABOUT BUYING IT UNTILL I KNEW THAT SONY WAS MAKING IT THAT CANT MAKE A GOOD GAME

andrewturbo
andrewturbo

whay SEGA I hate SEGA they ruin iron man 2 and now thor way can't it be activision to make the game i have a DS and activision made x-men origins wolverine and it was fun. but SEGA IS going to make thor NO!!!!!

DEAMONIK
DEAMONIK

SEGA WILL DESTROY THIS GAME!!!Save your money...Sega learned nothing from the first Iron man they should stick to Sonic.

bloksmaboy
bloksmaboy

Will it be based on the movie or not???And the Playstation Move will be great for this game!!

bloksmaboy
bloksmaboy

Will it be based on the movie or not???

PirateNinjaWench
PirateNinjaWench

I agree. A perfect example would be the Wolverine Origins game. It wasn't tied into the movie and it is perhaps one of the best games to play. :D

thehulkster94
thehulkster94

I hope marvel makes other games based on these characters that aren't movie tie ins, then maybe these characters will be in a decent game

cormacru999
cormacru999

this sounds really good - but I wanna see it first. this & the great Spidey game are making me wanna go out & buy a system!

Radarada
Radarada

I bet this is gonna be really crappy

chachiman
chachiman

This sucks cause the captian america game will be made by sega to cause they signed a deal to make all the avenger tie-in movie games till 2013. So that means the avenger movie will be made by Sega and if the Iron man 3 moive comes out in 2013 they will make that to. But to defend Sega I like the hulk movie game they did.

Teois42
Teois42

Well, while Spider-Man 2 is a better game, Web of Shadows rocks. and Yes Sega has sucked in the passt... Iron Man and Iron Man 2, but I am going to look at this positivly and expect good things from Sega... because I LOVE THOR!!!!!!!!!!

marvelman123456
marvelman123456

@ vengens wow seriously, Spider-Man web of shadows is one of the best Marvel games? Clearly you have never played Spider-Man 2.

vemomescarnage
vemomescarnage

sega sucks they shoudnt make this game Activison should sega make this suck!

vemomescarnage
vemomescarnage

dude this sucks sega shouldnt make this game dude this game is gonna suck Activison should make it

THORS_THUNDER18
THORS_THUNDER18

NOOO! Why does Sega have to make this? This game could be so awesome with the right developer! Why couldn't you guys have gotten the developers from Arkham Asylum? They did a great job on the appearance of Batman! Imagine how cool Thor would look if they created him!

vengens
vengens

this sucks if marvel games are made by sega then its crap the best marvel games are made by activisoin like spider-man web of shadows and ultimate alience 1 and 2

darkclaw100
darkclaw100

yes thor game maybe a little god of war action gameplay plz

paulguy9
paulguy9

Sega will slaughter this like everything else they touch!

thehulkster94
thehulkster94

sega has a rather poor record when it comes to games based off of marvel movies, why are they the ones making this? oh well, we'll wait and see if they have learned from their numerous mistakes.

nmolz58
nmolz58

agree with steifman, hope sega doesnt crap onthor like they did to iron man

blackoutx2
blackoutx2

This can only go badly, it will suffer all the same problems of ironman 1 and 2. Basically they'll probably reskin iron man as thor...s

jabafreak
jabafreak

stefiman is right but we'll just have to wait and see

daxter404
daxter404

the game ive waited a life time for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!