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Epic Action of ‘Young Thor’ Thundering to PSP minis; New Official Trailer is Here!

Martin Brouard's Avatar + Posted by Martin Brouard on Jul 15, 2010 // Executive Producer, Frima Studio

Mini-sized Thor? Yes. Mini-sized game? No chance in “Hel.”

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Today we’re showing off the final trailer for Young Thor, which will be launching next week for minis on PSP and PS3. Our team has had a ton of fun creating titles for minis like Zombie Tycoon and the recent Widgets Odyssey, but Young Thor represents a completely new milestone in our efforts. Built entirely for minis from the ground up to look great when played on either system, we wanted to deliver a truly epic action title that pushes the boundaries for what a minis title can become, and it’s anything but tiny. Check out the official launch trailer below!

A fresh take on iconic Norse Mythology, the game has been inspired by some of the best action-platformers and beat-em up brawlers around. You’ll need to pummel your way through Midgard, the world of men, and Asgard, the world of the gods, with over a dozen different attacks and special powers if you should ever hope to save the world tree Yggdrasil. While I don’t want to spoil anything, we also have a mountain of 50 different in-game achievables to unlock throughout Thor’s epic journey. On top of that, there is an addictive leveling and experience system that will let you strengthen your stats to level 99, and there are plenty of divine items that will help you bring the hammer down on Hel, daughter of Loki!

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We’ve had all hands-on deck for Young Thor since the beginning, and we’re happy to also share a look at some of the artwork that went into the game’s visual style. You can even get a look at some of the comics we’ve made, which also showcase the more light-hearted humor from our take on the mythology.

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The release of Young Thor has been a long time coming, and we’re happy that this PSP Mini title will also be playable on the PS3 when it hits the PlayStation Store on July 20th for just $4.99. In truth, we feel there is more to this minis title than anything else before this, and we could go on for ages if Odin would let us. Instead, I’ll be fielding some questions from you guys in the thread below, and I’m happy to answer as much as I can about the game!

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+ Akibara12 on July 15th, 2010 at 8:12 am said:

Awesome! Will this be cross platformed between the ps3 and psp or at least work with remote-play?


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+ polo155 on July 15th, 2010 at 8:13 am said:

looks cool,


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+ n3wbis on July 15th, 2010 at 8:15 am said:

Trailer says PSP and PS3


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+ polo155 on July 15th, 2010 at 8:16 am said:

psn on twitter said yes it’ll be for both systems, psp/ps3


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+ Shinmigami on July 15th, 2010 at 8:16 am said:

How will the achievements work on the psp and the ps3? Are they going to be both connected?


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+ Hell-Raiser-85 on July 15th, 2010 at 8:17 am said:

looks great


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+ ZombieTycoon on July 15th, 2010 at 8:17 am said:

Yes the game looks extremely good on PS3.
AS for Achivements they are ingame only since Trophies are not allowed for Minis.


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+ Rytteren on July 15th, 2010 at 8:18 am said:

give it a trophy and im there… well im danish (one of the contrys who belived in the Norse Mythology) so i will buy it anyway. but trophys would be awsome


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+ Sindred on July 15th, 2010 at 8:18 am said:

WOW, now there’s a Mini I will definitely buy.


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+ Francision69 on July 15th, 2010 at 8:19 am said:

I thought this was a Marvel licensed Thor. XP


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+ evildude683 on July 15th, 2010 at 8:20 am said:

Does it run at 1080p and 5.1?


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+ depward on July 15th, 2010 at 8:26 am said:

This looks awesome. Another mini I’ll need to buy. Great stuff!


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+ Martin Brouard on July 15th, 2010 at 8:27 am said:

Thor is the Norse God of Thunder.
Our version is very different from Marvel’s.

And while the game runs through emulationand looks really good on a PS3, it is a Minis and therefore is not technically in HD. Minis need to be under 100Mo remember.


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+ reson8er on July 15th, 2010 at 8:41 am said:

For a PS Mini, this looks pretty good.


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+ TheL1T1G4T0R on July 15th, 2010 at 8:42 am said:

Wow. Day one buy for me. I can’t resist the $4.99 price tag.


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+ remanutd5 on July 15th, 2010 at 8:45 am said:

looks very interesting and fun , i think you just convinced me to buy my first psp mini game


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    + Martin Brouard on July 15th, 2010 at 9:12 am said:

    Thank you sir ! That was the intent the whole time :-)


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+ Kane22_ on July 15th, 2010 at 8:54 am said:

How long will this game be? no matter what i’ll still get it i just want to know thanks:).


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+ Kane22_ on July 15th, 2010 at 8:58 am said:

also does this game have new game+?


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+ UTWarden on July 15th, 2010 at 9:37 am said:

oh my, 5 seconds into the gameplay I was sold, July 20th here we come!


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+ chopper731 on July 15th, 2010 at 9:38 am said:

Nice price. It reminds me of God of War meets Mini Ninjas. I loved both so I will buy.

Any word on whether or not this will be a PlayStation Plus mini? I would hate to buy it and then see it available to me via my Plus subscription in the coming months.


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+ emiru69 on July 15th, 2010 at 9:42 am said:

I usually don’t care about minis but I have to say I will buy this one. I like the design and the gameplay looks fun. Like with the PSOne classics I love to play with my psp and move my game to the ps3.


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+ Craazy on July 15th, 2010 at 9:45 am said:

Can you download the Minis through the PS3 and send them to the PSP? Or do you have to download them directly through the PSP?


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+ polo155 on July 15th, 2010 at 9:54 am said:

@21 Either way!


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+ emiru69 on July 15th, 2010 at 9:54 am said:

@21, Craazy:
yes you can, just go to the minis section on the store with you ps3 and after the download is done connect your psp to your ps3 with a usb cable, go to that game and push triangle you will see an option that says copy. I hope that helps


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+ TheGuardianFID on July 15th, 2010 at 10:25 am said:

It looks awesome, consider it SOLD!!! 8)


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+ nino1911 on July 15th, 2010 at 11:11 am said:

god of war for children awesome


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+ jelly_bean on July 15th, 2010 at 11:56 am said:

Minis are the best deal for PSP Go owners… I love to play them on the go… Day one buy for me :D


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+ The3D-Artist on July 15th, 2010 at 12:37 pm said:

Very cool! Sadly, I’ll be at Comic Con all week next week so I won’t get to buy it until I’m back. If you guys are there and I can get away from my booth I’ll drop in and play it at yours! Hey, can I try my hand at making a model of your Thor? You posted a turn around and I think it’d be a neat personal challenge.


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    + Martin Brouard on July 15th, 2010 at 12:59 pm said:

    We will not be present at Comic Con. (Although now that you mention it, it would have been a great idea!)
    You are more than welcome to try your hand at making a model.
    Hey! Fan art a week before the game releases ! I’ll take that any day.

    Cheers.


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+ mcbuttz78 on July 15th, 2010 at 1:03 pm said:

I understand this is a mini . So that mean no trophies right.? and did you know your the first to show a control layout 4 a mini game on the blog. kudo’s …

mcbuttz78


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    + Martin Brouard on July 15th, 2010 at 1:36 pm said:

    No trophies indeed. They are not allowed for Minis. I sure wish they were though :-) There’s a lot of ingame achievements though.

    As for the control layout, how else would I have hinted at Thor’s awesome lightning special attack ? :-)


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+ Solid-Snake-Eyes on July 15th, 2010 at 1:24 pm said:

Most minis suck, I hope for all our sakes that this one doesn’t follow that trend.


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+ mcbuttz78 on July 15th, 2010 at 2:03 pm said:

I will pick this up. just to say ty 4 the replie, this will be my 1st mini.. I saw there 50 achievements to get and can go to level 99 lol.. Thats good gameplay right there.

I know you guys dont do price-ing and I hope it stays within the mini pricing of 1.99-4$. Just dont dont say $49.99 and you have my money . lol

mcbuttz78


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+ xaos on July 15th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

Nice to see such a polished-looking title showing up as a mini; you’ll definitely be getting a sale from me


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+ CDubyahS on July 15th, 2010 at 8:52 pm said:

MAHJONG TALES is a PSP mini with PS3 trophies!


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    + Martin Brouard on July 16th, 2010 at 8:27 am said:

    Mahjong Tales is not a Mini.
    Mahjong Solitaire is probably the Mini you had in mind.
    Minis are not allowed to have trophies.


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