Cameron's Avatar Gets Revealed in Video Game Screenshots
Huh? Some of you may be asking what exactly this means, and I'll explain. James Cameron stopped by the Ubisoft E3 presentation today to talk about the upcoming debut of the Avatar video game. The game has been in development alongside of the movie for two and half years and is just now being unveiled. So, before we get a trailer, poster, or even a photo, our very first look at the world of Avatar comes in the form of a video game. The first screenshots from the game have been released by Ubisoft and can be seen below. Just be weary, this isn't exactly what the movie will look like, but it's the best we can show you from it for now.
The four photos below come from IGN. We're not sure if they're actual screenshots or just concept art, or somewhat of a mix of both, but it looks like they're just vividly detailed screenshots (at least the first three are for sure). More information on James Cameron's Ubisoft presentation and the game can be found here.
Cameron said that the movie takes place in the 22nd century, on a large Earth-like moon called Pandora, with rain forests, 1000-feet tall trees, and many different types of creatures. The new story in the game will parallel the story in the movie, meaning you can play the game without worry of spoiling any of the movie.
I'm a bit disappointed that our very first introduction to world in Avatar is through a video game. Not that I have anything against video games, I just think it would've been much more appropriate to see all this in a trailer first. Weta, who is working on the movie, provided Ubisoft with all of the assets, models, and animations in order to create perfect recreations for the game. Cameron says that the game will have its own creatures and weapons, some of which were designed by Ubisoft, and some of which were created specifically for the game. Just sit back and imagine all of that action above taking place on the big screen.