Thor game strikes May 3

Sega's adaptation of God of Thunder's cinematic debut bolts into stores days before film hits theaters, 3DS edition confirmed.

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Thunder may be Thor's specialty, but Sega is hoping the Norse deity's May 3 gaming debut will make it rain. The publisher has confirmed that its gaming adaptation of the Thor film will debut on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, 3DS, and DS just ahead of the movie's May 6 release. The 3DS edition is newly confirmed, replacing the PSP version that was part of the original announcement but that has since been canceled.

After tax, the Thor game will run just Norse of $50.
After tax, the Thor game will run just Norse of $50.

Sega will be crafting custom experiences for Thor's various platforms. On the Xbox 360 and PS3, the Norseman's first stand-alone adventure will be told from a third-person perspective, where he battles to save Asgard from marauding mythological beasts, as well as iconic comic foes such as Ulik, Ymir, and Surtur. The game will pull heavily from the Norse mythos, and Thor will journey from the fire world of Muspellheim to the frozen tundra of Niflheim.

The Wii version of Thor will largely share the high-definition consoles' storyline. However, Sega has swapped out the graphics for a more stylized look, as well as different cinematic sequences, plot developments, dialogue, and locations. Meanwhile, the DS version will be a 2D side-scrolling adventure, complete with its own storyline and gameplay. Sega has not said which version the 3DS will most closely resemble.

For more on Thor, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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