'The Legend of Korra' Game Gets Release Date This Fall From 'Bayonetta' Developer PlatinumGames, Control The Avatar In Epic Adventure [TRAILER]

By Steve Buja , Updated Jun 26, 2014 11:53 AM EDT
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Nickelodeon and Activision today announced plans to develop the popular animated show The Legend of Korra into a video game. What's more, it will be released this autumn for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC game platforms.

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The announcement comes just before the release of the third season, or Book, of the Nickelodeon show. The show is a sequel series to the utterly incredible Avatar: The Last Airbender series which ran on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008, and follows Korra, the feisty young woman who is the next incarnation of the Avatar, the master of all four elements - air, fire, water, earth. Korra herself may be one of the most fully realized female characters on television.

Always one to put the fans first, the game's developers, PlatinumGames, Inc, who developed another popular and successful female-led game in Bayonetta 2, is holding a contest where fans can pick the cover art for the game. Each cover is lovingly crafted by Christie Tseng, one of the show's character designers. You can put your vote in on Facebook here! The contest closes on June 31.

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"The Legend of Korra is a single player, action-packed brawler, in which Korra's mastery of martial arts and the four elements - fire, earth, air and water - can be used on the fly to bolster her combos and counters against foes. Throughout the game, Korra's polar bear-dog, Naga, will aid her in high-speed traversal segments. The game also brings to life the series' competitive sport, Pro-Bending, in which teams of three use the elements to fight for territory in an arena." The game's storyline will take place between seasons 2 and 3 and is written by staff writer Tim Hedrick.

"We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Activision Publishing, Inc. to bring the hit animated series from TV screens to gamers everywhere," said Yaacov Barselah, Vice President of Games & Digital Publishing New Business, Nickelodeon. "Capturing the true essence and exquisite creative of the series, The Legend of Korra games are sure to captivate fans as they delve into the rich and exciting world of Korra."

The show and its predecessor are fantastic examples of children's programming done right. They're fun, charming, colorful but also possessed of a deepness you don't usually find in other shows, even the more 'adult' programming that us adults would watch.

Check out the announcement trailer below, and be sure to watch The Legend of Korra when it comes back to Nickelodeon tomorrow, June 27, at 7 PM ET.

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