As far as video game adaptations go, graphic novels and comics can be a goldmine. Sega recently announced that they're to mine one of those nuggets, and just in time for Comic Con season: Marvel's Thor.
Thor: The Video Game has been announced as a third-person action game in development across all platforms and scheduled for release next year. Here's a portion of the press release:
Thor: The Video Game 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.
The Wii game will feature the same overarching storyline as the [other] 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.
Why not the 3DS?
That's a great question. Perhaps they'll announce a 3DS version as well.
Thank goodness he doesn't look like a kid with sausage fingers! Doing that was a bad move on Marvel's part! He looks pretty cool! I hope it's better than Sega's Hulk and Iron Man games!
@PunnyGuy Sorry fella, that's just an artist's depiction. No art from the game has been released besides the logo.
Michael Turner was one heck of a talented artist. Shame he had to go so young.
knowing sega they will screw it up like iron man games
TLink9: I'm going to take a guess and say because a DS game can be played on a DS/DSi and the 3DS. The same cannot be said if it was the other way round. I'll leave it at that.
Hey guys, Thor is actually here at my house. Here are his comments:
"Zounds! What great news. As long as it doth not be as horrific as Iron Man 2, I be overzealous. May Odin watch over these designers." Well said.
Another idiotic developer who thinks that making the Wii game the same as the PSP game and the DS game a standalone craptastic sidescroller a good idea eh? I'm not interested. Not at all.
"Across the Rainbow Bridge of Asgard...
Where the booming heavens roar...
You'll behold in breathless wonder...
The God of Thunder... Mighty Thor!"
Third person action romp? Count me in
Making Wii game the same as PSP game makes it seem truly inferior. I vote with my wallet against this kind of policy.
Marvel's Thor comics rocked and probably still do
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