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First Thor Wii Screenshot Takes the Bull by the Horns

Posted by James Newton

Or whatever you'd call that creature

Sega's Thor: God of Thunder is the next title in the Japanese publisher's collaboration with Marvel Comics, following previous tie-ins for The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, with the game heading to Wii and DS next year. Sega has just revealed the first screenshot of the game showing the God of Thunder tackling an enormous beast, so it's business as usual in comic book land at least.

The movie's Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, the actors behind Thor and Loki respectively, will also lend their voice talents to the game which should help to blend the two worlds somewhat.

Thor: God of Thunder is due for release in Spring 2011.

SEGA SECURES ACTORS CHRIS HEMSWORTH AND TOM HIDDLESTON TO STAR IN THOR: GOD OF THUNDER

Chris Hemsworth to Voice the Mighty Thor and Tom Hiddleston is the Voice of his Antagonist Loki

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (December 2nd, 2010) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Thor™: God of Thunder will feature the voices of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. In addition to their voice over roles, the new upcoming video game offers both actors’ likenesses and marks Thor’s first standalone appearance in a video game.

“Bringing in Chris and Tom to star in Thor: God of Thunder gives us AAA talent that will create a truly cinematic interactive experience,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA America. “Mighty Thor and the trickster Loki will face off with real emotion while giving fans visual and vocal continuity between the video game and film adaptations of the Marvel franchise.”

Thor: God of Thunder will delve deep into the heroic tales of the Thor universe. Eisner Award-winning writer and lead Thor comic book author Matt Fraction brings authenticity to the narrative as a story consultant, and elevates the story beyond the comic and movie universe throughout the video game. Players will take on an array of ancient enemies and beasts from the many worlds of Norse mythology by using different battle strategies and elemental powers. The sacred Mjolnir, Thor’s legendary hammer, will allow players to command the powers of the storm: wind, thunder and lightning. By earning Valor in combat throughout the game, players will also be able to select from a wider range of abilities, acquire new attacks, powers and upgrades.

Thor: God of Thunder is scheduled for release in spring 2011 on all major platforms.

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth played the role of George Kirk in the 2009 Star Trek film before portraying Thor in SEGA’s upcoming game and the Thor and The Avengers film adaptations from Marvel Studios. He has also appeared in a variety of TV roles and in A Perfect Getaway and Ca$h among other films.

Tom Hiddleston graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has gone on to star in a number of critically acclaimed television productions including Return to Cranford and Wallander. He has also received universal praise on stage in a number of roles including a hugely successful production of Shakespeare's Othello alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ewan McGregor, and an Olivier Award-winning performance in Cymbeline. In addition to voicing the role of Loki in Thor: God of Thunder, he plays Loki in the upcoming Thor film adaptation from Marvel Studios and in 2011 will also star in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and Steven Spielberg's War Horse.

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User Comments (16)

Tasuki

#5

Tasuki said:

Usually I dont like games based off of movies. They usually dont have anything to do with the storyline of the movie and are just made to cash in on the popularity of the movie.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#6

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I like the Marvel universe - but generally not in video games (except Marvel vs Capcom series)! Although there has ben the odd Marvel game that hasn't been bad

Sean_Aaron

#8

Sean_Aaron said:

I'm hoping it turns out well, though I've never been terribly interested in Thor as a character. He's pretty cool in Marvel Ultimate Alliance, though.

KrazyKain

#10

KrazyKain said:

I have my doubts this is going to be any good, but really? all this negativity over one measly screenshot?

TKOWL

#11

TKOWL said:

I never liked Thor anyways. The character, the comic, the cartoon, I just can't stand him.

siavm

#12

siavm said:

This game is going to be awful. Movie games are bad. Sega making movie games is worst. Sega making movie games on nintendo systems is like 2012. It is the end.

HolyMackerel

#13

HolyMackerel said:

@LEGEND MARIOID Yeah, if you can you should definitely check out X-Men Legends II. That's one of the best Marvel games I've played apart from the MvC series.

Wamtu

#15

Wamtu said:

Sega's Marvel games aren't very good. I like the ones done by Activision much better (Spiderman 2, the first Fantastic Four and Marvel Ultimate Alliance...).

Imerion

#16

Imerion said:

While the screen doesn't look very good, at least a good developer is behind the game. Red Fly Studios (http://redflygames.com/press/we-can-finally-reveal-thor) did a quite good job with Ghostbusters and Force Unleashed II. Both of them were solid games that felt well put-together. The only thing they don't seem to excel on is graphics, completely ignoring all the advanced effects the Wii GPU can do...
But I really hope this game will, like Ghostbusters, get a two player splitscreen co-op mode. That would make me buy it unless the reviews are really horrid.

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