After yesterday's details on Captain America: Super Soldier
, SEGA's second summer movie tie-in, Thor: God of Thunder
, now takes its turn in the spotlight.
Thor and his sacred hammer, Mjölnir, will control the "elemental storm powers of lightning, thunder, and wind" to enable him to defeat enemies taken straight from the pages of the Marvel comics. Thor will travel through the realms of Norse mythology, through kingdoms of fire and ice, and "extraordinary planets inhabited by Frost Giants, Trolls, and other monstrous denizens".
The third-person action game will have players utilising melee combos, ranged hammer throws, and the aforementioned elemental powers. An upgrade system will allow players to improve these powers as the game progresses. Players will take on renowned foes such as Ulik, Ymir and Surtur, some of whom are "up to four times" as big as Thor. These enemies will have "multiple grappling points" and many different strategies can be used to try to overcome them.
The press release also detailed some key gameplay features:
• Hammer of the Gods: Feel the surging power of a mythological Super Hero as you devastate multiple enemies with melee combo attacks and hammer throws, utilizing Thor’s elemental storm powers of thunder, lightning and wind
• Epic Enemies: Take on an array of titanic enemies dozens of feet tall weighing over 20 tons using multiple strategies including grappling, vaulting, and elemental attacks
• Level Up: Acquire new abilities, powers, and weapon upgrades as Thor earns Valor points through his exploits
• Immortal Heritage: Step into the role of the son of Odin, Asgard’s divine ruler, wielding the mighty hammer Mjolnir that gives you control of elemental powers
• Original Storyline: Delve deeper into the heroic tales of the Thor universe with an original story created specifically for the video game
• Comic Book Icon: Brought to the Marvel Universe by Stan Lee and penciled by noted artist Jack Kirby, Thor first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1962 and has since appeared in comics (solo and with the Avengers), TV, and now in film and his first video game
The quest of Asgard's mightiest warrior is outlined in this trailer:
For those of you who can't view the trailer, here are a handful of screenshots:Thor: God of Thunder
is due to be released on May 3rd, 2011.