SEGA Announces Voice Talent For THOR: GOD OF THUNDER


Yesterday, SEGA Europe and SEGA America officially announced they have signed Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) to reprise their roles from the film (coming 2011) for the upcoming action adventure game Thor: God of Thunder.

Both actors’ likenesses will also be used in the game (based on the legendary franchise from Marvel) and marks Thor’s first standalone appearance in a video game.

“Bringing in Chris and Tom to star in Thor: God of Thunder gives us AAA talent that will create a truly cinematic interactive experience. Mighty Thor and the trickster Loki will face off with real emotion while giving fans visual and vocal continuity between the video game and film adaptations of the Marvel franchise.” - Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America


In the game, Thor battles through the numerous worlds of Norse mythology to save Asgard. Players will wield the iconic Mjölnir, Thor’s legendary hammer, to fight enemies of an immense scale while controlling the elemental storm powers of lightning, thunder and wind to vanquish enemies. Thor must overcome monstrous foes lifted from the pages of the comics, including Ulik, Ymir and Surtur, as well as other daunting enemies.


*For all of you Fanboys and Fangirls who are STICKLERS for "keeping it real", don't panic. The upcoming multi-platformed, epic-scale third-person action adventure had Matt Fraction (lead Thor comic book author and Eisner Award winner) on board as story consultant.

Chris Hemsworth has taken on the task of playing Marvel Studios’ beloved Asgardian in both the 2011 Thor film and vg, and will drop the hammer once again as Thor for the 2012's The Avengers while co-star Tom Hiddleston takes on the role of Thor's adopted brother/archenemy, Loki.


Smells like a marketing tie-in and looks like this'll be the "Thor Dream Team" for the next couple years, so let's hope it works!

Thor: God of Thunder is slated to drop next Spring 2011 on all major platforms.

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