Thor: The Dark World - The Official Game is an actual name of an upcoming game. And just so we're clear here because that title sure isn't, it'll be THE official tie-in game for Thor: The Dark World, an upcoming movie starring Chris Hemsworth's crazy big delts.

Dark World is being developed by Gameloft in partnership with Marvel, Gameloft says in today's announcement materials for the game. And you know what? It could be pretty rad. The footage we've got below reveals it as a hack-and-slash, which is a good genre for a hero that hits things with a hammer. Also, Gameloft is pretty good at making these kinds of games, if Dungeon Hunter 4's solid mechanics are any indication of skill.

We don't know much more about this one outside of the fact that it's hitting this fall as a free-to-play title and it'll pack in social hooks "where fans join forces to earn victory." As more information comes, we'll bring it to you.

  • Smokey956

    Didn't they make a Thor game already?

    • ODMay

      That first one was made by Marvel Entertainment.

      • ZarieoZ

        Wish this one was too, instead of the crappy free to play we are gonna get from gameloft. I learned just not to get my expectations so high when I find gameloft or EA in the title, even if it's the best announcement ever, I'll skip as I did for the pad 5 or so games

      • JJE McManus

        Wouldn't it be nice if the studio just saw it as a neat marketing gizmo and pulled all the free to play IAP? 8:5 that won't happen, btw. The only real social hooks GL will add will be ones that squeeze you until nickels pop out your eyes.

    • themostunclean

      For the first movie.

  • brickwalker0

    "And you know what? It could be pretty rad."

    How many times have we read something similar to this before a F2P movie tie-in game that just ends up being nothing more than a cash grab with destructive IAP?

    • ZarieoZ

      I thought he was sarcastic, then thought it even more when he said Dungeon Hunter's 4 solid mechanic cause I'm pretty sure it wasn't solid & more sure they criticized it for it. Even though TA mostly get hyped for such releases even if it's obvious how messed up it'll be, I felt a little sarcasm here.

      Maybe I'm wrong, hope I'm right. Gameloft shouldn't get any support, can't believe I used to love it & even defend it before. Never again.

  • JBRUU

    Not too impressed by the animations.

  • themostunclean

    Good mechanics from DH4 but most likely also the same (or similar) godawful FTP system.

  • CevanB

    Oh boy, another awful movie tie-in video game...

  • tommet

    FTP? Noping right outta here. Kinda funny. If there were some really good games coming out I'd feel an urge to upgrade my IOS stuff. However, so much of it is FTP that I'm completely uninterested. I guess FTP saves me money because with this trend I don't buy games OR hardware. Think I'll go read a book.

  • Jazzpha

    So it's going to focus on cooperative multiplayer?

    I'll pass, then.

  • curtisrshideler

    If only it doesn't get ruined by the same IAP and timers that really killed Iron Man 3. But, don't worry. It will.

  • holden2015

    Free to play :(

  • Karzay

    Looks like it'll be one of the better movie tie-ins. They could have just threw a new skin on Temple Run or Doodle Jump.

  • Jake7905

    A movie tie-in, developed by Gameloft, using a free-to-play format similar to Dollar Hunter 4? Why not just switch the tag 'Upcoming' with 'Avoid', you'd be doing everyone a favor.

    • Boris Nguetie

      XD!!!! Dollar hunter 4! Dude....... AWESOME.....just AWESOME!!

    • CecilMcW00t

      This is an excellent and hilarious post. Dollar Hunter 4. Genius! LOL

  • HelperMonkey

    Make Natalie Portman unlockable. Attitudes may change.

    • Jake7905

      She will be. For a $99.99 In-App-Purchase.

  • defunct32

    So uninterested in this, same dungeon crawling crap just different theme and superhero.

  • ImJPaul

    This looks just like Infinity Blade: Dungeons. But worse. And free to play. IT'S WHAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED!!!!

  • Johnny101

    It stinks, worse than my dogs crap!!

  • Lamar Taylor

    I hate top down games and will skip this without hesitation. Movie based games as we all know are terrible with an exception here and there...this game isn't it.

  • catharsis6163

    If people would stop down loading the free-to-play garbage companies like Gameloft would stop putting them out...or go out of business. Either way I think the market would be better off. I just want a premium title for a premium price. If the App Store keeps going in the direction it is I'm going to ditch the iPhone and go back to Sony and Nintendo for my hand healds, sure the games are 30.00-40.00$ but you only have to pay it once. I won't even be giving this game a try or a second look.

  • fleshman

    - What is worse than a Gameloft game?

    - ???????

    - A movie tie-in Gameloft game....

    • tommet

      And what's worse yet? A *free to play* movie tie-in Gameloft game...

  • tahzblade

    If you look at the trailer closely you will realise that this is a tap to move game :/

  • Johnny101

    Regardless, of what we all thnk of this game. In the past Gameloft has put out some of the best games on iOS, the Modern Combat, Nova, Asphalt series. I'm glad they've put out near console games to iOS. Gameloft doesn't deserve the hate all the time.

  • chief78

    They do as of late, although its more the whole IAP phenomenon that drove them to this business model more than anything else. But yeah, if we as gamers stop downloading the F2Ps, it'll stop or make them have to rethink how to actually sell something....up front....instead of 2 hrs into the game when you hit a money wall...