Thor: God of Thunder

Ahhh, with every big movie comes the release of the tie-in videogame!

Most videogame tie-ins from big movies are pretty bad, just look at Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Watchmen, Hulk, etc… The list is pretty much endless!

And yet, people still buy them because of hope. They believe that with a movie that will be/is great (and advance press says that Thor will be), people believe that the game may just be one to buck that trend. And who knows, the Thor: God of Thunder videogame may just achieve where so, so many have failed.

For those of you who wish to give it a shot, your time is now! You can go ahead and listen to the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston (who lent their voices) to the three different versions of the game (PS3/XBox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS).

Sega has released new launch trailers for its each port, found below, all of which bring something different to the table. Which one strikes your fancy?

For those too lazy to look (seriously, click PLAY you lazy bastards) – The graphics on the PS3/360 are clearly better, while the Wii has you swinging your Wii-mote like an Asgardian, while the DS game is more like a classic side-scroller.

Xbox 360 and PS3 Version

Nintendo Wii



Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly game release of the week list, where we give y’all a heads up on what will be coming out for the consoles and PC/Mac. We also cover downloadable titles as well.

We got another lite week as we have two disk releases worth checking out. The first release is Sega’s Thor: God of Thunder, coming out for the 360, PS3, Wii, and Nintendo DS. It seems that Sega may be trying to redeem themselves with the Iron Man games by having Thor play like God of War, which isn’t a bad thing. The DS version seems to a solid side-scrolling action game. The other release is the PS3 exclusive Motorstorm Apocalypse. You get more of the off-road racing goodness but this time in an environment that is constantly being destroyed.

On the download side, Treasure’s Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury is coming out for the XBLA marketplace. Treasure is claiming that with the power of the 360, this multi-directional shoot ’em up that features puzzle elements, wouldn’t be suffering any frame-rate issues like it’s predecessors has.

There you have it folks, check out some of these titles and see which one of these games will be taking up most of your time until next weeks batch of video games.

Thor: God of Thunder Gameplay


Are you excited for Marvel‘s upcoming movie, Thor, coming out on May 6, 2011?

If so, then I am sure some of you will be excited for the videogame tie-in, entitled “Thor: God of Thunder” video game that hits stores 3 days prior (May 3rd).

Up until now, no real details about the game has been released, but thanks to IGN and, we now have some cool vignette clips that show Thor fighting on Earth and his home, Asgard.

Now, videogames based on movies do not have a great track record, and are usually pretty terrible. But, with every tie-in, I hope that it can upset the status quo.

We will have to wait and see if Thor: God of Thunder is able to overcome the tie-in curse. What do you think?

All the clips seen below are from the Wii game, but it will be available on the XBox 360, PS3 and Nintendo DS.