An official console MMORPG based on the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender is said to be in development.
Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the most beloved animated movies and continues to grow years after its first release. Whether it’s through the characters, the story, or the way the world is built, fans find something to love about the franchise. This has spawned numerous adaptations of the work to various forms of entertainment over the years, including comic books, to the live-action Avatar on Netflix, spin-offs and games. Video games in particular for the brand are developed by third-party companies with different opinions on product quality.
The last game developed under the name Avatar is a series of adventures based on the lore of Korra published by Activision in 2014. One of them is PlatinumGames’ third-person action adventure for major consoles, while the 3DS received a strategy RPG similar to Fire Emblem. Both of these games have similarly decent scores, no other game since. However, the new AAA game that is said to be set in the Avatar world is in development.
Reporting on Avatar News, details have been shared about two of the four games in development, with Square Enix-developed mobile title Avatar announced last year being included in one of the four. game. At least one of these games will feature characters from the original Avatar: The Last Airbender, though will be reimagined with new voice actors. The article notes that this casting applies to the voice cast of the games, not the cast of the show on Netflix.
The article notes that these games have been in development for a few years and says that the release date will be pretty close. They also describe the genres that these Avatar: The Last Airbender games will pursue, where RPG is the main direction, but they can also feature mechanics that appear in action adventure games. The article notes that there are no specifics regarding gameplay or anything else.
As for the MMORPG, details about it are also quite sparse. This does not include details about the platform the game will be aimed at, or whether the MMO is affiliated with the said console game. The studios involved in these two games are working with Paramount’s Avatar Studios, but it’s yet to be revealed. The news could be exciting for Avatar fans, though, and with the game being a collaborative project with the original creators, these new video games could help expand the lore. .
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