In news I definitely wasn’t expecting to hear today, Platinum Games, the developer behind titles such as Bayonetta and Vanquish, is working on a game based around the hit Nickelodeon TV Show, The Legend of Korra. The title will be published by Activision and is currently slated for a digital release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC later this year.
Taking place during the shows second and third seasons, The Legend of Korra will feature a story written by series scribe Tim Hedrick. Fans of the show can look forward into stepping into the titular Avatar’s shoes, as she uses her various elemental based attacks in order to fight off familiar foes, as well as battle other Benders in a 3-on-3 Pro-Bending arena.
A separate version of The Legend Of Korra will also hit the Nintendo 3DS this year. Developed by Webfoot Technologies, perhaps best known for their series of Dragonball Z titles for the Game Boy Advance, this edition of the game abstains from embracing Platinum Games’ high-paced martial arts action, in favor of the slightly slower world of turn-based-strategy.
As a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, I have not been too impressed with what I have seen from The Legend of Korra show just yet. It’s not as bad as the M. Night Shyamalan big screen adaptation of the series, mind you, but it hasn’t been able to live up to its predecessor. However, at this point, Platinum Games could announce they were working on a My Little Pony title and I would at least give it a Redbox rental, so I’m interested to see what the developer can cook up here.
While we wait patiently for more information on The Legend of Korra game to be revealed, are there any fans out there interested in the title? Let us know what you think of this surprising announcement in the comments section below.