Screenshots for Platinum’s Legend of Korra Surface

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Yesterday, we brought you some unexpected, but exciting news that Platinum Games, developer of such fantastic titles as Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101, is now working on a third-person action game based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon, Avatar: The Legend of Korra. Initially, all that was shown was a short animated teaser trailer of the titular heroine fighting a group of evil spirits. Now, however, Korra’s publisher, Activison, has released a small handful of screenshots to give a better idea of how the home console version of the game will look. Take a peek below:

The Legend of Korra | Combat The Legend of Korra | Robot

The Legend of Korra | Naga The Legend of Korra | Pro-Bending

As you can see, these screenshots could have some pretty interesting implications on how the game will play. The screenshots show Korra fighting a group of what seem like Waterbenders, and then a giant robot which looks very similar to the ones present in the show’s first season. Next, we see Korra riding her faithful polar bear-dog, Naga. Could this imply a travel system necessary for quickly moving about Republic City? Finally, we see Korra and her friends Mako and Bolin preparing for a Pro-Bending match. Will gamers be able to take part in the sport, and compete for the top spot in the Pro-Bending circuit?

Of course, it’s all speculation at this point, but forgive me if I have high hopes. Not that I expect the same kind of over-the-top action and violence as Metal Gear Rising, or any ultra-sexy themes like Bayonetta, but, with that kind of pedigree, you can bet Platinum is going to bring something fantastic to the table.

The Legend of Korra | Option 1 The Legend of Korra | Option 2 The Legend of Korra | Option 3

To cap everything off, a poll to decide the game’s “box art” is being held on the Legend of Korra page on Facebook. The three pictures above are the possible choices – to cast your vote, simply go to the Korra page, and “like” the one you prefer. I’m pretty partial to Option 3, myself.

So, what do you think? Are we getting needlessly hyped for a licensed game, or do you think there’s potential here with the backing of such a great studio? I guess we’ll find out when the game releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC later this year. In the meantime, the new season of Korra premieres tomorrow, June 27.


About Tyler Lubben

Tyler is a lifelong gamer, getting his start on the Intellivision when he was three years old. After receiving his English degree, he discovered all those jokes about getting a job in his field were true. As Head Editor with oprainfall, Tyler is able to bridge his two passions; playing and talking about video games at any given opportunity, and being a total grammar nazi the rest of the time.