SEGA has announced it will bring Marvel Entertainment's Thor to Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, DS and PSP in summer 2011.
Thor: The Video Game, a third-person action title, will see players 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.
"We are proud to be bringing Thor to his first solo video game adventure," commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA America. "Thor: The Video Game 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."
Eisner Award-winning writer and lead Thor comic book author Matt Fraction will also bring authenticity to the narrative as a story consultant.
Each version of the game is being developed to take advantage each platform's strengths. The PS3 and Xbox 360 version will feature cinematic, third-person action gameplay with melee combos, ranged hammer throws, elemental powers and an upgrade system to bolster Thor's powers as gamers progress. Wii, DS and PSP versions will feature the same overarching story, but will be presented in a comic book style, allowing fans to explore new content in the same universe.