The developer for Bayonetta 2, Platinum Games, is now developing a video game based off of Nickelodeon’s hit animated TV show, Legend of Korra. With Activision publishing the game, Platinum will release this game as a downloadable for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC, this fall.
Tim Hedrick, the writer of the animated series, is going to be penning the story for the new game, so you can expect the same quality in story and authenticity as the TV series. The new game is going to be take place in-between Book Two (Season2): Spirits and Book Three (Season 3): Change. Korra will encounter numerous enemies from the show that will oppose her, among them are: mechs, equalists, last season’s enemies,the spirits, and other benders in Republic City’s popular 3-on-3 sport, pro-bending. Players will have access to all of Korra’s elemental bending abilities, which are: air, water, earth, and fire.
There were games that were previously released for Legend of Korra‘s predecessor, Avatar:The Last Airbender, but all were received horribly. If anyone has a chance to really make a great game for Legend of Korra it would be Platinum — with their prior experience in making games with superb combat mechanics, such as Bayonetta, and incorporate it into the game for the TV show. I’m excited to see how Platinum decides to transition elemental bending from the TV show to the game.
To accompany the announcement is an animated teaser trailer:
IGN has also released several photos of the game, to give us a little hint of what kind of tone and style will be presented within the game:
This announcement couldn’t come at a much better time, with the third season of Legend of Korra being only two days away from premiering on Nick. Activision is smart to capitalize on the excitement that the premiere for season three is generating.