Massive Last Airbender game coming exclusively to Nintendo Wii and DS systems

THQ recently announced plans to bring The Last Airbender video game exclusively to the Wii and Nintendo DS/Nintendo DSi systems in June 2010. Inspired Paramount Pictures’ highly anticipated summer live-action theatrical film, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, The Last Airbender video game will deliver all-new unique features that bring to life the film’s action and immerse players in the world of bending.

The Last Airbender video game revisits climactic scenes from the film while providing the player a much more in-depth experience. The Last Airbender game is told from the unique perspective of the antagonist Zuko, exiled prince of the Fire Nation, who embarks on a personal quest to capture the Avatar, a young boy named Aang, in order to regain his father’s honor. Players will be able to embody three playable characters – Aang, Zuko and the Blue Spirit – and participate in epic battles, hand-to-hand combat and various intense challenges throughout the game. Utilizing the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, players will discover and master their bending powers by performing special hand movements that are specific to their character’s abilities. The action adventure game will allow players to learn how to manipulate air and fire, creating destructive forces such as Air Vortexes, Tornadoes, Fire Balls, and Fire Bombs, to take down enemies and progress through the game in order to fulfill their destiny.

In The Last Airbender movie, the four nations of Air, Water, Earth, Fire are tied together by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction, and caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film The Last Airbender is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive.

For more info on The Last Airbender video game, visit www.thq.com.

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