Sega has officially announced their Thor game, the first stand-alone videogame outing for the Marvel hero. It’ll be of the third-person kind, with several things “spectacular,” “epic” and “original” promised; story, gameworlds, and gameplay among them.
The announcement makes quick work of explaining the basics: “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.”
Mjölnir, Thor’s famous hammer, will of course be the weapon of choice and will allow players to deal damage with the powers of lighting, thunder and wind at their fingertips; “Players will take on enemies up to four times as large as Thor, with multiple grappling points and a variety of strategies for taking them down. Go toe-to-toe with a 25 foot tall, 12 ton Ice Trolls for a truly heart-pumping experience,” it’s explained and exclaimed.
This is sadly one those asset-free game annoucements, though “stirring graphics” are among the things promised.
The game’s out for the 360, PS3, Wii, PSP, and the DS next year, likely to coincide with the flick’s planned May release.