The Avatar series has always been a big hit with fans, including the show's successful second act Avatar: The Legend of Korra. While the show came to its natural conclusion, fans can still explore the universe thanks to a new game from IDW.
The games publisher will be releasing a new title called The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena, which will launch this summer on Kickstarter. The game takes its theme from the sport of the same name seen within the show and will revolve around a rivalry between the Fire Ferrets (Future Industries) and the Wolfbats (White Falls).
"We're thrilled to be working closely with Nickelodeon on The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena," said Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development at IDW Publishing. "The relationship has truly helped hone the game into an experience that can be enjoyed by all tabletop gamers, but will also be an exciting addition to The Legend of Korra universe that fans love."
IDW has had success with license IP before, launching the successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past title. Legend of Korra will differ though thanks to the game's emphasis on card-based mechanics.
You can view the rest of the press release below, and the box art is included in the gallery.
IDW Games announced today that, in its continued relationship with Nickelodeon, it will release tabletop games based on The Legend of Korra television series, the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender. The first game planned for release is The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena.
Designed by Sen-Foong Lim (Akrotiri, The Godfather: A New Don) and Jessey Wright (Pocket Adventure), The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena aims to capture the excitement of the pro-bending sport found in season one of the show.
Focusing on the rivalry between the Future Industries Fire Ferrets and The White Falls Wolfbats, The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena has two players each take control of a team, draft card decks for their benders, and then play cards to place elemental tokens around the board in an effort to overwhelm their opponent. As in the show, pro-bending matches are a game of push and pull, with the objective to be the team that has either advanced the farthest forward, or completely knock their competitors out of the ring.
Nickelodeon and IDW Games previously collaborated to release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past. The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena will launch on Kickstarter this summer, with a retail release this fall and an expected MSRP of $49.99.
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