Thor – the video game

Whosoever holds this hammer…if he be worthy…

When I was a kid the two things I loved more than anything else were superheroes and mythology.

I know.  I know.  They’re pretty much the same thing.

Excuse me for not having read Joseph Campbell by age 7.

So, you can imagine my joy when I discovered Marvel’s Thor

Wait!  He’s a superhero FROM mythology?

My tiny head nearly exploded.

In my teens,  it was Walt Simonson’s definitive run on the title that really sealed my loyalty to the Thunder God.  Come on!  He created Beta Ray Bill!

To say that I’m looking forward to the next year’s Thor movie is an understatement.  I think I was more excited about the appearance of Mjolnir at the end of Iron Man 2 than just about anything else in the movie.

Now, the fine folks at Sega are bringing the Son of Odin and his mystical Uru hammer to your home gaming console.  Beat up Frost Giants, evil half-brothers and maybe even the Fenris Wolf without every getting out of your gaming chair.

From the press release:

Coming next year to the Xbox 360, PlayStation3, PSP system, Wii and Nintendo DS, this 3rd person action adventure boasts an original storyline exclusive to the videogame, for which Matt Fraction, lead Thor comic book author, served as story consultant.

Verily, methinks tis good.

The first official trailer for the game is after the jump.  Enjoy!

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