I’m not a really big comic book reader, but today SEGA posted on their Europe blogthat a video game based on Marvels reveled character Thoris slated for release summer 2011, and it has me fairly interested. Reportedly a third-person action title, the post explains that players will “command the powers of the storm: wind, thunder and lightning'” as they trounce through Norse mythology, defeating various beasts with Thor’s mighty hammer, Mjolnir.
SEGA also clarifies that Thor: The Video Gamewill release on five major platforms, and will utilize each consoles advantages:
Each version of the game is being developed to take advantage of all five console platforms. The PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360® version will feature cinematic, third-person action gameplay with melee combos, ranged hammer throws, tide-turning elemental powers and an upgrade system to bolster Thor’s powers as gamers progress. Players will be able to follow the same overarching story in the PSP™, Nintendo Wii™ and DS™ versions presented in a comic book style, allowing fans to explore new content in the same universe.
So expect a lot of winged hats, fiery ship burials and cries for Valhalla, because next summerseems to be prime-time for a certain Scandinavian deity.
Source: SEGA Europe Blog