There is some pretty big news for fans of the Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon series. Several games are reportedly currently in development, one of which will be an Avatar The Last Airbender RPG for consoles. In addition to a previously-announced mobile game from Square Enix, there is also an MMORPG on the way. While details are still scarce, the reports indicate that we’ll likely get to hear more about the unannounced titles sometime in the near future.
What will the Avatar The Last Airbender RPG look like?
According to an insider at Avatar News, there are currently a total of four Avatar games in development across various studios in collaboration with Paramount’s new Avatar Studios. The Avatar RPG will reportedly be set during the time of Avatar Aang. Furthermore, at least one of the four games will feature characters from the original animated series, recast with new voice actors from indigenous and Asian backgrounds. While this is similar to the approach taken for the upcoming Netflix live-action series, they note that the voice actors will likely be entirely separate.
Additionally, the insider notes that while the console title is described as an “RPG”, there may be elements that overlap with other action titles. The rumored title has been secretly in development for quite some time. They also theorize that the console RPG may be the game with recast voice actors, as the voice casting occurred at around the same time as the start of development.
Opinion: We’re finally getting a fleshed out ATLA game
Andrew writes… I never expected a fully-fleshed-out console title to come out of the Avatar: The Last Airbender series, much less over a decade after the original series ended. Too little too late? Possibly. But judging by the continued popularity of the series with The Legend of Korra and an active internet fandom, it’s not so surprising that Paramount is going all-in. All that’s left is whether the final product will be able to stand on its own as a good game, or cast aside like all the other cartoon adaptations.
In other news, Electronic Arts’ VP of communications has denied blaming free first-person shooter Halo Infinite for the failure of Battlefield 2042. Sony has also released an update for the PS4 that fixes launching issues for the disc version of Cyberpunk 2077.