Platinum Games Bringing The Legend of Korra to Consoles


According to IGN, Platinum Games, makers of Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, will be making a console action game based on 'The Legend of Korra'. A turn-based 3DS strategy game based on the animated series is also in the works at Webfoot Technologies. Both versions will be published by Activision.

'The Legend of Korra' is the follow-up series to 'Avatar: The Last Airbender', and is set 70 years after the events of 'Avatar'. The critically acclaimed show follows the adventures of seventeen year-old Korra, the latest incarnation of the Avatar, and her transformation from a brash, impatient fighter to a spiritually enlightened Bender.

The console version of the game will be written by series writer, Tim Hedrick, and will allow players to take control of Korra and use all four elements to battle enemies from the show, such as Chi Blockers and Mecha Tanks. Not much more is known about the game, but with Platinum’s track record, it’s sure to include exciting swordplay and a sense of humor that matches that of the show. Platinum will bring Korra to the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC.

The 3DS version of the game will be markedly different. Instead of an action game, Webfoot Technologies will develop a turn-based strategy game that focuses on “tactically maneuvering Korra and her allies on the battlefield."

The Legend of Korra is a fantastic animated series, living up to the extremely high standard set by its predecessor with lush animation, sharp dialogue and mature themes that mirror the real world.  Sadly, the Avatar game was extremely disappointing, and is most well-known for adding an easy thousand points to Gamerscores on Xbox 360. Hopefully, Activision and Platinum can come closer to the level of quality set by the 'Legend of Korra' series with this effort.

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