22
Jul
ANOTHER_SMASH

Marvel's march towards complete domination of superhero cinema continues: the second Thor movie (and the second Marvel movie this year) is scheduled to hit theaters in November. Gameloft continues its partnership with Marvel, and the publisher has just posted a teaser trailer for the mobile tie-in to Thor: The Dark World. And it actually looks pretty OK - Thor's doing his thing, kicking some Asgard in an isometric top-down dungeon crawler.

Of course, since Gameloft doesn't really do the whole "originality" thing, it looks quite a lot like existing games in the genre, namely Diablo and Torchlight. But there's only so many ways you can make a dungeon crawler, so we'll forgive them for that. Graphics and audio look pretty solid, with some nice lighting effects and big bosses. The God of Thunder himself is the only playable character shown thus far, but Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg are mentioned, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a certain horny trickster pop up. According to the press release, there will be over 100 missions and enemies from the movie, with a story penned by well-known comic writer (and The Dark World's co-writer) Christopher Yost.

Thor: The Dark World has a vague "fall" release date, some time around the November 8th release of the movie. Things are getting better, Android gamers - at least it's not an endless runner.

Paris, 22 July 2013 - Having previously teamed up to develop several successful games including The Amazing Spider-Man and Iron Man 3 – The Official Game, Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Marvel are joining forces once again to bring the official game inspired from the highly anticipated new movie Thor: The Dark World to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android.

In this free-to-play game, Thor must restore order to the Nine Worlds. Perform all of the God of Thunder’s iconic combat moves as you lead Asgardian forces, including the Warriors Three, in over 100 exciting and varied missions against Marauders and Dark Elves.  Gameloft’s stunning HD game engine brings to life the beauty of the Thor universe and worlds like Jotunheim and Asgard.  Thor: The Dark World will also include a compelling social multiplayer element where fans join forces to earn victory. An original story inspired by the film and co-written by famed Marvel writer Christopher Yost provides a gripping narrative for the game.

"We are delighted to continue our excellent collaboration with Marvel,”said Karine Kaiser, VP Marketing & Licensing at Gameloft. "Developing official games from Marvel’s cinematic blockbusters and bringing the fans an immersive experience in a Super Hero world inspires us every time.”

"Thor: The Dark World – The Official Game will allow fans of the franchise to play as one of Marvel’s most iconic Super Heroes in a game of epic scope and beauty.” said Javon Frazier, VP Games Marketing at Marvel. "With this new game, we are further expanding the successful relationship between Marvel and Gameloft."

Thor: The Dark World –The Official Game will be released in conjunction with the theatrical film from Marvel this Fall.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • platta

    Video link is bad- says that it is private.

  • Mr E

    Looks interesting -- I assume it's Dungeon Hunter but with space-vikings? ;)

    • New_Guy

      It really looks exactly like Wild Blood.

      • Mr E

        Ah, that makes sense too (video wasn't public earlier)

  • MrCapcomDS

    I'm ok with this :-D

    • Sean Royce

      I'm not okay with your picture.

      • DrCarpy

        What's wrong with the picture?

        • Sean Royce

          Not funny, "memes" are over used.

          • beerific

            grow a sense of humor

          • Sean Royce

            I found them funny when I was about 14. Not anymore.

      • qu4ttro

        Then dont look at it. move along.

  • Ray Sunghwa Woo

    ..."In this free-to-play game..."

    Lost interest

    • pacifica

      I'm sure Thor will have to rest about 1 hour between missions.
      or take 30 minutes to upgrade & ready his gears, lol
      :D

    • qu4ttro

      then maybe you should pony up and actually buy a game. Theres nothing else that will motivate a dev or a company than revenue...God forbid people actually pay for something, fucking leeches.

      • Enes Taşdemir

        You are really dumb, arent you?

  • AgustinRodriguez

    That reminded me of the Marvel Ultimate Alliance series

  • Aaron Berlin

    "At least it's not an endless runner." Just wait until Temple Run is optioned for a movie, and the mobile tie-in game is an Infinity Gauntlet clone.

  • jeffrey beck

    Every good game needs a "Horny Trickster"

  • Cody Shiranai

    There's already an official Marvel version of Diablo, it's called Marvel Heroes. It uses Unreal Engine 3 and it's free to play on Steam and it's AMAZING.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Heroes_%28video_game%29

  • NoBullet

    There have been about 5 diablo type marvel games in the past 10 years.

  • http://www.mobileosworld.com/ Xen Lee

    Some developer should come up with an Riddick Game as well ..Chips are so much capable now to run anything on them http://www.mobileosworld.com/2013/07/samsung-announce-evolution-of-exynos-5.html

  • Prem Halani

    Guys The game is released . Available for free now on windroidblog.blogspot.com

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