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