Activision’s licensed titles can be very hit or miss. For every Transformers: Fall of Cybertron or GoldenEye 007: Remastered, there’s a Fast & Furious: Showdown or The Amazing Spider-Man 2. There was some concern, then, when the mega publisher announced that it would be wielding the elemental abilities of The Legend of Korra – but with Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance developer Platinum Games at the helm, this is actually shaping up great.

As a cross-platform title, the visuals in this PlayStation 4 demo premiered on IGN aren’t quite as breathtaking as you may hope, but the gameplay looks rock solid. Unsurprisingly, you’ll be tossing wind, fire, earth, and water at your foes, and formulating all sorts of flashy combos on the fly. Best of all, though, you'll get to ride the protagonist’s polar bear dog Naga in some speedy on-rails sequences. Just to recap: polar bear dog.

[via youtube.com, joystiq.com]