Gif from Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon)

The Legend of Korra brought a new twist to Avatarā€™s world of element-wielding magic users by introducing Pro-Bending, a 3v3 spectator sport where benders could use their abilities in arena combat. Now, itā€™s becoming the first official Korra board game, thanks to IDW and Nickelodeon.

Announced as part of a new deal between IDW and Nick that will see multiple board games based on the world of Avatar and Korra get made, Pro-Bending is a pretty natural fit for being turned into a tabletop battle. Players will take on the roles of either the Fire Ferrets (Korra, Bolin, and Makoā€™s team) or the White Hill Wolfbats, their biggest rivals in the first season of the show.

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Rather than rolling dice to perform combat, Korra: Pro-Bending Arena is actually a deck building game, where two players will take control of a team and use their bending cards to place different elemental tokens over the board to try and push their opponentā€™s team back, and eventually off the board all together to take the win.

Korra: Pro-Bending Arena will first raise money through Kickstarter this summer, before heading to store shelves for a planned fall release for $50.

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