Since it was revealed a few weeks back, the idea of Platinum Games taking on the project of turning the phenomenally successful action cartoon, Legend of Korra into a game has gotten a lot of people excited. Platinum are of course famous for creating incredibly fast paced, action heavy, third person games such as Bayonetta and Vanquish, so its hard to imagine a better fit for a developer to make Legend of Korra into just such an experience.
Fresh from the San Diego Comic-Con, IGN have managed to sit down with Platinum and Activision to talk about the game and, more importantly, get hold of some gameplay footage at last. Perhaps the best part of this project is that whether you’re a Platinum Games fan, or a Legend of Korra fan, you can find a lot to like about the game. Legend of Korra is more family-friendly than most of Platinum’s works so far but that doesn’t mean they cut back on the action; fans can expect intense third person fighting with a focus on precision and timing. The game is even made in conjunction with the shows producers and of course features the voice actors.
Legend of Korra will be a downloadable title, which is perhaps the most disappointing part for fans – the fact that it’s not a fully featured retail game. Regardless though, as with all Platinum titles, there will be multiple difficulty levels that become brutally punishing and will require multiple playthrough’s of the game in order to gain enough abilities to take on these insane challenges.
There’s also a mini-game style section that involves riding Naga, Korra’s popular polar bear from the show, through obstacle course style sections. On top of this, though it’s not shown in the trailer, another mode to the game will be a 3v3 fighting arena, which will also have multiple difficulty levels to test yourself against.
Taking on the adaptation of such a popular show is always a risky business but Platinum Games certainly have the right credentials for the genre and if the gameplay shown here is anything to go by then fans have every reason to be getting excited.
There’s no details on price yet, nor an exact release date but the game is aiming for a release this Autumn and will be available for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
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