Platinum Games is developing a game based on The Legend of Korra, according to IGN. The Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance studio is targeting a fall release for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One character action game which has immediately jumped to the top of my “must play” list.
IGN released watermarked screenshots from the downloadable game, promising hands-on impressions in the near future, but the details they’ve revealed so far sound intriguing. Series writer Tim Hendrick is responsible for the script which will see heroine Korra facing off against anti-Benders in this bridge between the second and third seasons of the Nickelodeon animated series. Season three will kick off on June 27.
The article also promise a 3v3 Pro Bending Arena, which could be interesting giving their previous online outing with Anarchy Reigns.
This isn’t the only Korra title in development: a turn-based strategy game featuring Korra and her friends is on the way to the 3DS from A Webfoot Technologies. They developed a series of GameBoy Advance-era Dragonball Z games and have largely kept busy with licensed games based on American Girl and the like in recent years.
A character action game featuring Korra from the studio that brought us one of the most mechanically perfect games of the last console generation – Bayonetta – could be a match made in heaven. The real question is how much time has been put into the project – as far as I know, Platinum isn’t a large studio, and with development on the Wii U-exclusive Bayonetta 2 wrapping up alongside current development of the recently-announced Scalebound, here’s hoping the studio has enough resources to give Korra the game she deserves.
Update: Malik weighs in.
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