Legend of Korra Gameplay Footage Showcased at SDCC

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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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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  • The designs look bland as fuck but the gameplay seems to be reaaaaally fun, kind of conflicted here tbh.

    • wombat

      It’s a video game, so the only thing that matters is the gameplay. No conflicting possible here.

    • I like when games look good and play good, so, sorry for that.

      Thomas was Alone was a very simplistic game but it looked really nice on the eyes, this not so much, at least in my opinion. Looks like a washed out anime.

    • ZigTheHunter

      Gameplay isn’t the only thing that matters, it is the most important, but aesthetics, sound, and story can make a game with good gameplay an even better experience; music especially a game with bad, bland, or no music would make things quite less enjoyable, regardless of the gameplay.

    • Giordan

      Depends on the game.
      I hated Bayonetta’s story, but the gameplay more than made up for that.

    • Ralph

      The designs are very true to the show. I wouldn’t call them bland myself but hey, different strokes for different people. My only gripe is that there seems to be little puzzling in here, which happens often with Avatar games which saddens me because being able to manipulate the elements makes for great puzzling possibilities

    • Infophile

      Indeed. That comment makes me think of Legend of Legaia 2: Duel Saga. That game really used elemental manipulation well for its puzzles. A modern take on that would certainly be nice to see.

    • I do like some aspects of Korra, some even more than the original, but I dunno… like I said it looks sort of like a washed out anime. The scenery is nice though.

  • Giordan

    Anyone who says this game is gonna suck obviously doesn’t know Platinum.