Platinum Games, mainly known as the developer of the hit game Bayonetta, has mentioned that they will be developing a downloadable third person combat game of Avatar Legend of Korra. The Legend of Korra is based on the popular Nickelodeon TV show.
The downloadable Legend of Korra game is set to be released this fall for the Windows PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The launch of the game will be a collaboration between The Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Bayonetta 2 studio and Activision.
As for the storyline, Tim Hedrick is writing the story and he mentioned that the story will take place between The Legend of Korra?s second and third seasons. Korra takes the lead in the game and players will be able to wield her elemental powers of fire, earth, air, and wind elements in order to combat familiar enemies like the Chi Blockers and Mecha Tanks. There will also be a 3 on 3 Pro Bending Arena to test yourself against other Benders.
Aside from the Platinum Games? version of The Legend of Korra game, another one is also in the works and it is going to be for the Nintendo 3DS. Webfoot Technologies developed a turn based strategy version of the game. This one will focus more on tactically maneuvering Korra and her allies across the battlefield in comparison to the fast paced martial art style combat of the Platinum Games version.
For those who aren?t familiar with the story, Avatar, the Legend of Korra is a sequel to the 2005 to 2008 Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The story is set in a fictional universe where some gifted people can manipulate or bend different elements like earth, fire, water, and wind. 1 person is limited to 1 element and only the Avatar can become a master of all 4 elements. The Avatar is also tasked with maintaining balance in the world. Only 1 Avatar is born at a time and it follows a cycle of what the initial element of the Avatar will be. For The Last Airbender, the Avatar Aang was born as an air bender and had to travel through different places to learn the other elements. For the Legend of Korra, Korra was born with the water element base and her story has her facing political and spiritual unrest in a modernizing world.
The Legend of Korra: Book Three debuts this coming Friday on Nickelodeon.
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