Sega announces Thor on all platforms

As any Marvel nerd worth his salt might’ve expected, Sega just announced that Thor is coming to Ps3, 360, PSP, DS and Wii this summer. That shouldn’t surprise gamers in the know either, as Sega’s the exclusive purveyor of Marvel products based films that aren’t related to X-Men and Spider-man (That’s Activision, silly.) That said, with the stank still fresh on the Iron Man 2 videogame, Thor’s given us at least one reason to get excited. Quoth the press release:

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.

Huzzah! That means Thor at least won’t follow the tired formula of button-mashing against six-hours worth of palette swapped robots, elevating it beyond the typical superhero movie titles hellbent on a T for Teen rating. We’re looking at mythical battles against 12 ton colossi with Thor’s trusty beat-stick, Mjölnir. The PS3/360 version will focus on third-person melee combat, whereas the Wii iteration will utilize the Wiimote/Nunchuk to dole out Thor’s elemental powers and the DS will take the form of a 2D sidescroller.

Above: This is Thor's first solo outing, so remove any thought of that 1988 ZX Spectrum title

We’d expect the events of the game to overlap at least a little with the events of the upcoming film, however, Matt Fraction, Eisner Award-winning auTHORity on the comics, will also serve as Story consultant on the games. When will we see more info? There’s probably no better time than later this week, when we’ll be it doen at Comic-Con… just sayin’ Sega!

Jul 21, 2010




  • JohnnyMaverik - July 21, 2010 1:54 a.m.

    Eh, it's still guna be tying in with a bloody movie though so I'm not guna hold my breathe. Also: "Sega announces Thor on all platforms"... "coming to Ps3, 360, PSP, DS and Wii this summer." PC? Damn it Antista >.<
  • ericeraqus - July 20, 2010 11:45 p.m.

    Thor may not be my favorite hero...but all of the villans are badass. I hope to look forward to this. Please don't let it screw up!
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - July 20, 2010 11:10 p.m.

    @Blackbird Was going to check that, because I know dick about Thor. But hey, it's copy/pasted from the press release, so maybe it's a different hammer!
  • Psylockerules - July 20, 2010 10:31 p.m.

    oh dear i smell another hulk/ironman
  • Cyberninja - July 20, 2010 9:57 p.m.

    i dont trust sega with marvel games after iron man 1 and 2. sega prove me wrong or i will be making fun of you for ages.
  • JADENkOTOR - July 20, 2010 9:37 p.m.

    This might be cool but all I want is VIKING II. What is the hold up.
  • ScruffMoney - July 20, 2010 9:25 p.m.

    Wait, it's coming this summer!?
  • Blackbird - July 20, 2010 9:03 p.m.

    Hooray for spelling mjölnir with an Ö!!!!! Tack för att du hedrar mitt folk!! (Might wanna use Google translate for that last one...)
  • Strangleme - July 20, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    This game, if done very well, can be fucking extraordinary. Hopefully it won't disappoint. I'm really excited about it now. I had no idea this was in the works.
  • gmknoble - July 20, 2010 8:56 p.m.

    Chris, I just want to say thank you for the Thor pun at the end of the article.
  • DarkTone - July 20, 2010 8:53 p.m.

    Sega CAN make this work. Its obvious, but as long as the right staff are there this should sell well. You Can't make a bad Thor game... Right....?
  • ensabahnur - July 20, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    I can see this working, Viking - Battle for Asgard with a mix of Environental Depth like in Assasins Creed, which they seem to be locking in on.
  • conchking - July 20, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    If Sega is smart they will make sure this game is a mix of God of War and of Shadow of the Colossus recaptcha: were conie, yes they were
  • BearKiller - July 20, 2010 8:39 p.m.

    This actually looks like it could be good.

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