The new season of The Legend of Korra kicks off this weekend, and to keep the ball rolling, Nickelodeon and Activision have announced a video game of the series.

The game is “inspired by” the television series, so it doesn’t look like there will be anything that ties directly to the events of the television series, or potential spoilers for upcoming events.

The Legend of Korra video game follows Korra, a strong-willed young woman who, as the reincarnation of the Avatar, can bend the four primal forces of nature to her will. Scripted by staff writer Tim Hedrick and consulted by series co-creators and executive producers Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, the game’s original adventure takes place between Books Two and Three of the TV programme allowing for an authentic Avatar experience. The game’s cell-shaded visuals recreate the beautiful look and immersive feel of the show, with colourful, vivid detail going into every action, elemental effect and animated story sequence.

I like the idea of cel-shaded characters, but I hope it doesn’t detract from the gameplay. While most of the game will be Korra mastering the elements for combos, there is an element that puts Pro-Bending front and center where teams of three fight for the championship.

There is a handheld version of the game being developed for Nintendo 3DS, but the original release will be for download on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC systems.

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There are three potential covers for the box art, and fans can vote on their favorite by going to the Legend of Korra Facebook page.


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1 Comment

  1. June 26, 2014 at 11:18 am — Reply

    As I understand it, the handheld release for the 3DS won’t be the same game as the one released for the other platforms. The 3DS version is a turn based strategy game, while the other platforms are getting a character action game from Platinum Games (the studio behind Bayonetta, Metal Gear Rising, The Wonderful 101 and many other games).

    It really is wonderful news though, Platinum are the best there are at what they do (and what they do is pretty darn awesome). Looking forward to this, for sure.

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