The Legend of Korra coming this fall!

Legend of Korra

Filed: Games, PlatinumGames, The Legend of Korra

“Water!

Earth!

Fire!

Air!

Only PlatinumGames can master all 4 elements to turn them into an AWESOME ACTION GAME!”

We are very proud to announce “The Legend of Korra™,” a joint project between PlatinumGames, Inc., Activision Publishing, Inc., and Nickelodeon. We are all huge fans of the show, so it was a great honor for us to get to work on an action game taking place in the Avatar universe. We’ve tried our best to do justice to the original animation, and we think that Korra aficionados, as well as long-time fans of our games, will not be disappointed!

– Atsushi Kurooka, Producer

Read the official press release below!

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NICKELODEON CONTINUES RELATIONSHIP WITH ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. TO PRODUCE THE LEGEND OF KORRA VIDEO GAME

Fans Can Select Video Game Cover Art Via The Legend of Korra Facebook Page

 NEW YORK – June 26, 2014 – Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) today announced plans to develop and publish the first-ever video game inspired by the fan-favorite animated series, The Legend of Korra. The Legend of Korra digital video game is developed by PlatinumGames, Inc. and capitalizes on the studio’s pedigree of creating visually flourishing experiences with fast-paced, dynamic combat. The game is planned to be available for download this fall on Sony’s PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems; Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft; and Windows PC.

The Legend of Korra fans will have the unique opportunity to select the cover art for this digital video game by voting on three different concepts drawn by one of the show’s character designers, Christie Tseng. Fans can visit https://www.facebook.com/legendofkorra to cast their vote. Voting will run through June 30 at midnight PST.

“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 Legend of Korra video game follows Korra, a strong-willed young woman who, as the reincarnation of the Avatar, can bend the four primal forces of nature to her will. Scripted by staff writer Tim Hedrick and consulted by series cocreators and executive producers Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, the game’s original adventure takes place between Books Two and Three of the TV program allowing for an authentic Avatar experience. The game’s cell-shaded visuals recreate the beautiful look and immersive feel of the show, with colorful, vivid detail going into every action, elemental effect and animated story sequence.

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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.

A handheld version of The Legend of Korra for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system is also being developed by Webfoot Technologies, as a retail-only release. The handheld version of the game will feature a similar story, and is a single-player, turn-based strategy RPG, in which players focus on tactically maneuvering Korra and her allies on the battlefield.

 About The Legend of Korra Series

Set 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra follows the next Avatar after Aang–a teenage girl named Korra (Janet Varney) who is from the Southern Water Tribe. Korra lives in Republic City, the modern “Avatar” world that is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. Under the tutelage of Aang’s son, Tenzin (J.K. Simmons), Korra continues her Avatar training while dealing with the dangers at large. The series is co-created and executive produced by Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, co-creators of the Emmy Award-winning Avatar: The Last Airbender. Joaquim Dos Santos is co-executive producer.

The Legend of Korra voice cast includes Janet Varney (Dinner and a Movie) as Korra, David Faustino (Married…with Children) as Mako, P.J. Byrne (Wolf of Wall Street) as Bolin, J.K. Simmons (The Closer) as Tenzin, Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery) as Chief Lin Beifong, Seychelle Gabriel (Falling Skies) as Asami Sato, Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) as Jinora, and Eva Marie Saint (Superman Returns) as Katara.

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About PlatinumGames, Inc.

PlatinumGames Inc. is an independent entertainment developer based in Osaka, Japan, dedicated to making high quality, next generation games for a variety of hardware platforms. Under the slogan “Taking on the World as the Representative of Japan,” PlatinumGames works hard to deliver fresh surprises and new experiences to gamers all over the world.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years.
For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected release date of The Legend of Korra are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

Media Contacts:

Nickelodeon
Tori Fernandes
Tori.fernandes@nick.com

Activision:
Amanda Young
Sandbox Strategies
212.213.2451 ext. 227
amanda@sandboxstrat.com

 

And here’s a sweet little trailer!

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Bayonetta takes the stage at E3 2014!

Bayonetta

Filed: Bayonetta, Games

Bayonetta is back in a big way at this year’s E3!

Our favorite witch’s adventures take a whole new turn in the Wii U-exclusive Bayonetta 2. Pass through the Gates of Hell and take part in even bigger battles with crazier weapons as we push Bayonetta to the next level. But that wasn’t our only surprise this year.

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Your feedback was loud and clear, so along with announcing more info on the release of Bayonetta 2, we made it happen: the original Bayonetta is coming to the Wii U with all new Nintendo-inspired costumes and added features!!

Both Bayonetta 2 and the original Bayonetta will go on sale in the US in October 2014, and will be packaged and sold together! It’s the perfect way to experience the story of the Umbra Witches in a single go!

Bayonetta, and Bayonetta 2, are both rated M for Mature.

Keep your eyes on this blog for more Bayonetta news in the coming days and weeks!

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The New Wonderful 101 Launch Trailer!

The Wonderful 101

Filed: Games, PlatinumGames, The Wonderful 101

Hi everyone!
Did you have time to catch the latest launch trailer?

In case you missed the Wonderful 101 Direct earlier today, here is the brand new trailer that was unveiled. It’s a whopping 7 minutes long!

If you have even more time than that, you might want to check the full “Wonderful 101 Direct” to see director Hideki Kamiya deliver the presentation DIRECTLY!

So, did you like it? It was probably so filled with craziness that it made your head spin. Don’t worry, you can watch it again and again until you’ve taken everything in!
Even so, there are still many, many things left unwritten and… uh… untrailered.
Rest assured that the Wonderful 101 is a HUGE game and there’s way too much to cover.

This doesn’t mean that the game is padded out and just goes on and on or anything.
It just means that, for every stage, there’s something new and exciting waiting for you, keeping things fresh until the very end!

Oh, and in case you haven’t already, go and download the new Wonderful 101 demo from the Japanese or European Nintendo Wii U eShop!

It’s groovy.

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E3 2013 Trailers

BAYONETTA 2

Filed: Bayonetta 2, Games, PGTV, The Wonderful 101

Sometimes you need to explain a trailer.

But sometimes the games speak for themselves.

Today is one of those times. We hope that Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 speak to you directly (at a blistering rate of 60 frames per second). We can’t wait until you get to play them!

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The Wonderful 101

And as a special bonus, here is a “Developer Direct” with Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 producer Atsushi Inaba!

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Nintendo Direct January 2013 Trailers

BAYONETTA 2

Filed: Bayonetta 2, Community, Games, PGTV, PlatinumGames, The Wonderful 101

If you haven’t seen Nintendo Direct from January 23, 2013, you should totally check it out. Not only did it feature new trailers for The Wonderful 101 and a making-of for Bayonetta 2, it also introduced a new style of Iwata Asks focused on PlatinumGames!

You can check out the full Nintendo Direct here (including link to the Iwata Asks), or you can check out high quality versions of the trailers below.

(Download link for 60fps version.)

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Metal Gear Rising Demo Available 1/22

METAL GEAR RISING

Filed: Community, Games, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PGTV

Great news! The Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance demo will be available for worldwide audiences on January 22.

While you count down the sections, why don’t you take a peak at this Hideo Kojima-edited gameplay trailer that Konami created for the game.

Don’t forget to contact your local retailer to learn about the limited editions/pre-order bonuses available in your territory!

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Anarchy Reigns In Stores Now

Platinum Games

Filed: Anarchy Reigns, Community, Games, PGTV, PlatinumGames

Hi everyone, JP from Platinum checking in with some good news!

Sorry to keep you waiting… (Wait, we should save that line for our next game that goes on sale in… Oh… a month!)

ANARCHY REIGNS IS IN STORES EVERYWHERE!

We are ecstatic to see everyone worldwide jump in on the Anarchy! To commemorate the launch, we’re sharing some high res art we created. Thanks to @pizza_ichigo on twitter for requesting this, as it makes something perfect to share with all of you! (Click for the full file, but beware, it is huge!)

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If you are reading this blog, you are probably in a first-class seat on the hype train, but if you haven’t bought your ticket you can find out more about the game at http://www.platinumgames.co.jp/anarchyreigns.

You can also check out the launch trailer SEGA created for the launch of the game.

Thanks for all your support, and we can’t wait to see you online! Let the Anarchy begin! If you haven’t already, make sure to let Producer Atsushi Inaba and Director Masaki Yamanaka  know what you think of the game!

–JP

P.S. Follow me on twitter to find out when staff from Platinum are playing online with you. I also will be giving out some codes for the Bayonetta DLC if you didn’t get in on the fun by pre-ordering. (Codes are US only for now.)

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METAL GEAR RISING Gamescom Trailer

METAL GEAR RISING

Filed: Community, Games, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PGTV, PlatinumGames

In case you missed it, a new trailer for MGR: Revengeance was released at Gamescom! You can check it out right here:

We are also super happy to announce the release date for the game is set!

METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE is in-stores 2/19 in the Americas, 2/21 in JPN/PAL, and 2/22 in UK/Ireland. Pre-order it today at your local retailer.

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Metal Gear Rising Video Roundup

METAL GEAR RISING

Filed: Community, Games, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PlatinumGames

E3 was a huge success for PlatinumGames, and particularly, for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance! Gamers got to go hands on with the game for the first time, we unveiled a new trailer, showed the game off to a very excitable Geoff Keighley on Spike TV, dropped the news that a demo will come packed with Zone of the Enders HD, and showed off an incredibly hilarious parody video from the kings at Mega 64!

That’s tons of video to consume, so grab a drink, sit back, and check out all the Rising footage from E3 right here.

Pre-E3 Interview

E3 Trailer

SpikeTV Reveal

GameTrailers Interview

MEGA64 Parody

MEGA64 Behind The Scenes

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Introducing Rin Rin, Fei Rin, and Ai Rin!

Platinum Games

Filed: Anarchy Reigns, Community, Games, PGTV, PlatinumGames

Madworld’s Rin Rin returns to Anarchy Reigns and she has brought her deadly sisters along for the ride. Check out these awesome character clips for the newest members of the Anarchy Reigns cast!

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