Bayonetta Dev Taking on Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra (?!)
As if Platinum Games weren’t busy enough wrapping up Bayonetta 2 as well as creating the original IP Scalebound for Xbox One, the Japanese studio is bringing their third-person action expertise to Nickelodeon’s animated Avatar sequel, The Legend of Korra. Yup.
Published by Activision, The Legend of Korra will be a downloadable title for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbone, aiming for the Fall. The game follows the titular element bender in a quest penned by Tim Hendrick (a series regular writer) that’s plopped between the show’s second and third seasons.
Naturally, you’ll be able to harness the power of the avatar , wielding air, water, fire, and earth to smack opposition around. Not only will you fight chi-blocking Equalists, you’ll have to tangle with other Benders in 3-on-3 arena matches.
I think we’re all aware by now how south these licensed games can go. Especially one based on a Nickelodeon TV show? We’re skirting certain disaster. But… Then there’s Platinum Games. Even at their worst (Revengeance) they still manage to produce an enjoyable game if nothing else.
We’ll see if their Korra game is a rousing success or chi-blocks the part of our body that enables fun.