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Platinum Games developing 'The Legend of Korra' game for Activision

The developer behind Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising take on The Legend of Korra.
The developer behind Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising take on The Legend of Korra.
Photo courtesy of Nickelodeon, used with permission

Wednesday saw the announcement of Platinum Games developing a game based on the Nickelodeon action series, "The Legend of Korra," for publisher Activision.

Courtesy of IGN, the renowned developers behind over-the-top action games like "Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance" and the upcoming "Bayonetta 2" will handle the video game adaption of "The Legend of Korra." The game is expected for a fall release for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. No plans for a Wii U or even Wii release, but a handheld version of "The Legend of Korra" is being made for the Nintendo 3DS/2DS by developer Webfoot Technologies.

The console game made by Platinum Games will be a downloadable title, similar to Activision's previous Nickelodeon game: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The download-only "Legend of Korra" game will be in third-person and focus on combat, as players take control of Korra and use her firebending, waterbending, airbending, and earthbending abilities to do away with enemies. In addition to Metal Tanks and Chi Blockers, players will also face Benders in the 3-on-3 Pro-Bending arena. "The Legend of Korra" takes place between the second and third seasons and will be written by series writer Tim Hedrick. Hedrick's writing credit not only features episodes of the second season of "The Legend of Korra," but from the original series as well.

Activision describes the handheld "Legend of Korra" game as a turn-based strategy. To quote IGN, "Where Platinum's action game is all about fast-paced martial-art combat, the 3DS game will 'focus on tactically maneuvering Korra and her allies on the battlefield.'" More information on both games are expected this week. The video game announcements coincide with the season three premiere of "The Legend of Korra," set this Friday night on Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon has a five-minute preview of the season three premier online.