Legend of Korra Gameplay Footage Showcased at SDCC

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The Legend of Korra | oprainfall

It’s been about a month now since news first surfaced that Platinum Games was developing an action title based on Nickelodeon’s popular series, Avatar: The Legend of Korra. Since then, new details have been sparce, but exciting nonetheless. While we’ve seen a couple screenshots showing off the game’s cel-shaded graphics, nothing really beats seeing it in action. That wish is now a reality, as a recent video shows off seven minutes of the gameplay features that will be present in the upcoming title. Take a look:

As you can see, the gameplay looks to stay true to the pedigree of the Platinum Games name. While early images showed Korra combating her enemies with her Waterbending skills, the video shows that players will be able to freely switch between all four of her bending elements–each with seemingly situational applications — against both bending and non-bending opponents. The combat looks simply fantastic–with an impressive-looking combo and counter system–though that’s par for the course from Platinum.

Additionally, the video shows Korra riding on her polar bear dog, Naga, through the streets of Republic City. The fast-paced gameplay is reminiscent of mobile games like Temple Run where players are required to dodge obstacles and make quick turns while collecting items along the way. It seems like a nice way to break up the action of the combat levels; I just hope they don’t get too repetitive. Either way, now that we’ve seen the game in action, I’m greatly looking forward to its release later this fall.

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