Legend of Korra Gameplay Revealed
Coming out of Comic-con weekend, a lot of video game news has been released. Perhaps one of the more exciting ones (for me at least) is Platinum Games' Legend of Korra.
Legend of Korra is a TV-show on Nickelodon that acts as a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Korra is the Avatar, the only person that can learn all four elements: Water, Fire, Earth, and Air. Her job is to keep the world at peace and take on evil. In the game the same philosophy goes.
In the game developer's talk with IGN, a good amount of gameplay and information was revealed. The game is single-player. The creators explained that the it takes place between Book 2 and 3 of the series .
Korra's bending powers have been blocked and you go through the game unblocking them. The demo shows a mana-type bar for each element (Air, Fire, Earth, Water) and Korra can swiftly switch through each of them.
Gamespot tried out the demo last month and explained the attributes of each element in combat:
"Ranged attacks are exclusive to Water, Earth has slow, close-quarters attacks, Fire focuses on fast melee combat, and Wind gives you a balanced, versatile set of moves"
The game has a lot of replay value and is meant to have at least 3 playthroughs, each about 4 hours long. In their interview with IGN, the developers explained that the first playthrough is Korra getting her powers back, the second is collecting high-level items with Korra having her powers, and the third is an "extreme" mode where you must use everything you've attained up to that point.
There is also a Pro-Bending mode where Korra, along with Mako and Bolin, battle it out just like in the show. It is still a singleplayer mode, though it would be perfect for multiplayer. This is a sport played by gaining and losing territory. Each team has 3 players using different types of bending. Only one type of bending can be used per person, although this is only a problem for the Avatar. This mode also has 3 difficulty settings.
The Legend of Korra will be available for download in Fall of this year for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.