Game of Thrones used seven writers over its six seasons. Benioff and Weiss wrote most of each season's episodes. A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin wrote one episode in each of the first four seasons. Martin did not write an episode for the later seasons, since he wanted to focus on completing the sixth novel (The Winds of Winter). Jane Espenson co-wrote one first-season episode as a freelance writer.
Animals have also been named after the show. Three species of mud dragons; Echinoderes daenerysae, Echinoderes rhaegal and Echinoderes drogoni, a bee fly; Paramonovius nightking, three species of scarab beetles; Gymnetis drogoni, Gymnetis rhaegali and Gymnetis viserioni, and a brittle star, Ophiohamus georgemartini, due to its sharp thorns resembling those depicted on the Game of Thrones crown.
HBO has licensed a variety of merchandise based on Game of Thrones, including games, replica weapons and armor, jewelry, bobblehead dolls by Funko, beer by Ommegang and apparel. High-end merchandise includes a $10,500 Ulysse Nardin wristwatch and a $30,000 resin replica of the Iron Throne. In 2013 and 2014, a traveling exhibition of costumes, props, armor and weapons from the series visited major cities in Europe and the Americas. Starting 2018, Diageo released several Game of Thrones themed whiskies.
The vivid stories and characters of Norse mythology seem to be attracting more mainstream attention of late thanks to games like God of War, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, and Marvel's Thor. As with most mythologies, the Norse gods are complex characters with multitudinous roles to play across a huge collection of stories. Loki, Thor, and Odin have probably received the most mainstream attention of these gods, and with good reason; they are some of the most important gods in Norse mythology. In particular, Thor has appeared in a great deal of media attention, and the God of Thunder has some memorable video game appearances long before God of War or Assassin's Creed began to explore Norse mythology.
Mythology, by its nature, consists of a variety of different sources and interpretations. Therefore, games have the space to play around with their depictions of Thor. While Marvel's iteration of the Norse god is the most prevalent in pop culture, there are many different interpretations; no one version of Thor is the true version. As such, different games have taken different approaches in constructing the Norse gods, with some being brutal and harsh, and others more benign.
As mentioned, Marvel's Thor is the version most people are familiar with. The MCU Thor got his own game in 2011, Thor: God of Thunder, which was a hack-and-slash that received mixed reviews. Disney also released Thor: Son of Asgard, a beat 'em up mobile game based on the comics. However, as part of the Avengers and Marvel's main lineup of superheroes, this version of Thor has appeared in plenty of fighting games and other Marvel properties, such as Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, and Marvel Ultimate Alliance.
Even before Marvel and Disney brought their Thor to video games, the Norse god had a handful of staring roles. One of the earliest of which is 1993's God of Thunder, a comedic puzzle game for the PC that even features some self-reflexive humor concerning the different iterations of Thor.
In 2010, Sony released Young Thor for the PlayStation 3 and PSP. This game is a side-scrolling beat 'em up featuring, as the name suggests, a much younger (and more cutesy) version of Thor. For those who want the chance to date the God of Thunder, Kamigami no Asobi is the way to go. The version of Thor in this otome game is a brooding hunk; though other romance options include Greek god Dionysus, Egyptian god Anubis, and Tsukito based on the Japanese god of the moon.
Thor also plays a big role in 2008's Too Human, a futuristic take on Norse mythology. This Thor is over 2,000 years old, cybernetic, and one of the most powerful of the game's Aesir warriors. Many strategy games also feature the god in more minor roles.
Although mythologies are collections of many stories, there are certain tropes and items that solidify the roles of certain gods. For Thor, this is his hammer Mjolnir. Mjolnir actually has a slightly more prolific history in video games, often acting as a key item that must be recovered or used. Some examples of this include games like Heimdall, Age of Mythology, and even Tomb Raider: Underworld.
Thor's hammer also appears in Jotun, which was released in 2015 and follows Thora. References to both Thor and Mjolnir can be found across an enormous collection of video games, generally in games that explore mythology in some way. One of the earliest mentions of Thor in video games comes from a 1984 text-based game Erik the Viking, which proves just how pervasive Norse mythology has been in gaming - particularly for fantasy and historical games.
Thor also recently featured in Assassin's Creed: Valhalla and is mentioned repeatedly (as is Mjolnir) in God of War. The upcoming God of War sequel is sure to feature Thor in a major way, and will most likely be the god's biggest game outside of the Marvel canon. The variety of depictions of Thor in gaming, and media more broadly, emphasize the potential in exploring this character, as well as taking advantage of the scope to create engaging mythology-based games.
It also should be noted that it appeared like Sony Santa Monica was saying that the God of War Norse saga would end with God of War Ragnarok, and there would not be a third game set there. There are obviously many realms and many other religious realms Kratos could travel to, though I would not expect to ever get the Kratos versus Jesus showdown we need to see. But I do appreciate them wrapping things up rather than having Kratos slaughter every single figure in Norse mythology like he did to the Greeks, which became a little absurd after a point.
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Thor only physically appears in the game's true ending. During a dream about the future, years after the events of the game, Kratos and Atreus were sleeping. Thor arrives and summoned a huge storm outside their house, causing Kratos and Atreus to investigate. When Kratos demands he reveal his identity, Thor silently lifts his cloak, revealing Mjölnir as it emits electricity. The dream ends and is relayed by Atreus to his father after he wakens, theorizing Thor will come to avenge the deaths of both his sons and his half-brother Baldur.
In Norse Mythology, Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr are two goats who pull the chariot of the God of Thunder. While they are never seen in the series nor directly mentioned by any character in game, there is a note about them in Lúnda's Workshop Notes remarking that Thor personally requested that Mjölnir's pommel be engraved after a depiction of his two goats. Sindri also mentions them as Thor's favorite pets. Considering that Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr were long gone by the time Brok and Sindri forged Mjölnir, it is heavily implied that Thor genuinely cared about them. This is further emphasised by the fact that the symbol of a goat is featured on Thor's very outfit.
Marvel Studios has announced that the new Thor: Love and Thunder trailer will be released during Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals as the Miami Heat take on the Boston Celtics. We know the game will kick off at 8:30/7:30c on Monday, May 23, meaning the trailer should release sometime in the evening after 8:30 pm ET.
Thor: God of Thunder is a 2011 third person single-player video game based on the film Thor developed by Liquid Entertainment and co-written by Matt Fraction, the Eisner Award-winning writer of the comic book series. Thor: God of Thunder marked Thor's first standalone appearance in a video game and features the voices of Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, and Jaimie Alexander, who reprise their roles from the film. 2b1af7f3a8