FIRST LOOK

Cameron's Avatar Gets Revealed in Video Game Screenshots

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June 1, 2009
Source: MarketSaw, IGN

Avatar 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.

Avatar Video Game

Avatar Video Game

Avatar Video Game

Avatar Video Game

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.

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  • Scott McHenry
    the game looks frickin tight. Kinda like Halo and . . . Avatar put together. But I'm getting tired of not seeing ANYTHING from the movie yet though, kinda ridiculous. But I know Cameron knows what he's doing. Patience is a virtue.
  • Joshi
    I'm not a huge gamer, but I tend to love most things Ubisoft puts out, so this is good.
  • wrongturn687
    I understand Alex that you probably wanted something more I mean hell we ALL wan't a trailer, but this is still some great stuff. Atleast we know that the visuals in this game are going fricking insane and I bet we could say the same about the movie only we haven't fricking seen anything from it yet, so I'll wait on that judgement, but I'm sure it won't dissapoint. Peace Out !
  • Timothy
    The good thing is you know, with all the time Cameron has spent on this and all the money that's went toward it, than when we see an actual trailer it'll be hundreds of times between than this, which is already interesting.
  • gabe the Accuser
    Oh you forgot to mention the MAster Chief cameo
  • Marcus
    Ah beautiful stuff. Im gonna take these and try and believe that theyre concept art. It makes it much more swallowable then!
  • Prashant Krishna Shrestha
  • Cat
    Cameron was scared haha
  • K
    CHECK THIS OUT!!! Very very cool explaination by the man himself, Mr Cameron, about what Avator is. I highly recommend checking this out!11 http://www.movieweb.com/video/VIcs7jdeqMBAfg
  • LSP
    OMG...yeah, I'm definitely not seeing this now. Cameron can suck it. Release a trailer already. It looks like Jurassic Park and Halo. EVeryone is so excited over this meaning the plot will either be stolen or suck but because of the hype no one will care.
  • Nick Sears
    I can only assume Cameron's aiming for that shityourpants experience
  • I'm wondering if his Avatar is many people's replacement for not getting a Halo movie? Anyhow this film has gotten so much hype I worry for it.
  • lol
    meh.
  • K
    #10 - Your a loser! He will release the trailer when he is good and ready. What's the rush? If your not going to see it, why would you want to see the trailer? F'in idiot! Will be nothing like JP/Halo. It's his vision, his concept, his imagination. If you watched the link I posted, he said he came up with this 14 years ago. JP just came out and Halo was someone's wet dream. Man incompetence really erks me! He's a freakin brilliant director. He's only made the highest grossing movie in history. I think I'll side with Mr Cameron.
  • The first trailer is going to be shown when Transformers 2 comes out, so everyone calm down. The game is very different from the movie anyway, especially if some of the weapons and creatures were never even designed by Cameron. Once the trailer is out, then you can bash it.
  • Josh
    ACTUALLY, it's been said that the trailer wont be with Transformers. Maybe Fox is going to push for it to be with Ice Age. Ice Age is going to be 3D, Avatar is going to be 3D....makes sense.
  • chrisUK
    looks like Halo meets Far Cry meets Turok. Could be an ok game, but nobodies eyeballs are going to get penetrated by the looks of it..more of a quick fluffle!
  • kocio
    It looks totally gay. Only one thing is missing on these screens: a huge-flying-laser-beam-eye-unicorn.
  • kocio
    Halo meets My Little Pony (the movie).
  • Matty
    Hmmmmmm, well being a strong gamer myself lets see if this is the first moive-game tie in that doesnt suck balls, seeing as its been in developent for over two years. Looks cool too.
  • Cheese eee
    It's funny that people keep saying this looks like Halo when Halo had the same design sensibility as Aliens...y'know...a Cameron film
  • jelipe
    i want to see the trailer.
  • Shockwave's Ghost
    Hmm, plot from Cameron sounds just a teensy bit like a Dances with Wolves-type flick. Epic battle at the end? Well, I hope it doesn't look like the battle in Phantom Menace, and also, it won't be impressive if the rest of the story isn't strong and involving. Find out on Dec 18, I guess.
  • viral
    this tidbits of information coming out is beginning to ruin Avatar for me... i dont want it to be a silly Computer game look-alike... and the more i see ( the concept art) the less excited i get... this would better be relevant and not just a tonne of special effects thrown together for the heck of it
  • Andrew
    Looks kind of like Halo... with dragons.
  • lando
    VERY halo...
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