"Thor" the movie is coming out in the United States on May 6. "Thor: God of Thunder" is the inevitable video game tie-in, though studios are thankfully learned that spin-off game stories work much better than straight adaptations. As a result, "God of Thunder" will serve as a sort of prequel/parallel story to the film, one in which the titular Marvel superhero works his way through various otherworldly realms and the nasty creatures that reside in them. Some newly released screens highlight those creatures, which you can see more of after the jump.
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions (pictured here) of "God of Thunder" are being developed by Liquid Entertainment, the studio behind the decent-but-flawed Codemasters RPG "Rise of the Argonauts." There's a Wii version coming as well, from Red Fly Studios, and Sega is handling the publishing duties for all.
The screens we see here look all right, though "Argonauts" looked all right in screenshots too and then the game failed to measure up. All reports indicate that "Thor" is a pretty straightforward melee action game with light RPG elements. Similar to "God of War," only without the M rating and the insane amounts of gore that accompany it.
Instead, you've got the film's stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston bringing their likenesses and voices to the game, as Thor and his brother Loki, respectively. More notably for comics fans, the story comes from Marvel writer Matt Fraction, who you may know for his work on the comic book publisher's Iron Man, Iron Fist and X-Men franchises.
"Thor: God of Thunder" hits stores on May 3.