The Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon's animated successor to Avatar: The Last Airbender, is being turned into a cel-shaded pummelfest by Platinum Games. The announcement comes a few days ahead of the third-season premiere of The Legend of Korra on June 27. Platinum's take on Korra, overseen by show scribe Tim Hedrick and rooted between Book 2 and Book 3 of the show, will be available only for download on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC this fall.
Platinum Games, the Japanese studio behind The Wonderful 101, Metal Gear Rising, and Bayonetta (which has itself been adapted into an anime), is hinging its Legend of Korra game on the protagonist's established strengths. Beyond a barrage of swift kicks, punches and counters, Korra can summon fire, wind, water and earth in spirited combat. The game also sees Korra hurtling down the streets of Republic City atop her polar bear-dog, Naga, and fighting in pro-bending tournaments, which are staged arena battles in which elemental users fight one another for territory.
Publisher Activision has also announced a different Legend of Korra game for Nintendo 3DS, developed as a strategy role-playing game by Webfoot Technologies.