It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for, folks, and much sooner than we expected. Nickelodeon has released a trailer for Book 4 of The Legend of Korra, to be titled “Balance”.
Color me excited.
This new book takes place three years after the heart-wrenching events of Book 3. The trailer throws out a lot of action to whet our collective appetites, but also give out some story bits. Korra cuts her hair, assuredly in an effort to put the past behind her. She looks quite haggered in some parts of the trailer, and it appears that she will still be fighting a sort of internal struggle throughout this new season. The kids look older, and have new super cool wingsuits. It looks like the days of the staff glider are over. Speaking of new tech, it looks like mechs will once again be utilized by the bad guys. Our new villains look to be some sort of metal bender army. We don’t yet know of their affiliation with the heroic metal benders introduced in Book 3.
But I know you want to hear about that big tease at the end. Toph? How? No clue. There has to be some sort of spirit magic at play for her to have survived this long. Either that or she wasn’t talking to actual Toph, but just her spirit, or perhaps a projection. Whatever is going on there, I know that I could not be more excited. As it stands, I won’t have to wait very long. The first episode of The Legend of Korra Book 4: Balance will premier Friday, October 4th on Nick.com and the Nick mobile app.