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Check This Out: Avatar's Heavy Lifter On Display at E3

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June 3, 2009
Source: Collider

Avatar's Heavy Lifter On Display at E3

If you've been following the recent developments on James Cameron's Avatar surrounding the debut of the video game at E3, then you've probably already seen the screenshots. But that's not all that was being shown at E3. A few weeks ago we posted one small "spy shot" of a power-suit mech from Avatar. It was our first real glimpse at any machinery from the movie and for some of us, it was quite exhilarating to see. Well, it looks like that spy shot came from the show floor early on, as Ubisoft has the full heavy lifter mech on display. Collider was in attendance at the show and got a few photos of the thing, so check it out below!

Avatar Heavy Lifter at E3

Avatar Heavy Lifter at E3

Avatar Heavy Lifter at E3

Avatar Heavy Lifter at E3

After that spy photo hit a few weeks ago, this "heavy lifter" (as it's being called) has shown up in concept art and screenshots, meaning it's either used a lot in the movie or a very important machine. Word is that these powersuits are "worn by human troopers on the surface of alien planet Pandora. One sequence is going to show a group of Powersuited troopers, led by Matt Gerald's Corporal Lyle Wayne fleet, laying waste to a Na'vi village." We still haven't seen a trailer or much else, but with all this being revealed, I think we're getting much closer. We're definitely expecting this to show up at the San Diego Comic-Con in July as well.

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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments

1

nothing that new or cool but im still excited for this movie

jh on Jun 3, 2009

2

can u say mech warrior?

cat on Jun 3, 2009

3

I wanna see a bout between this mech and the mech from Aliens, and why the hell not, the mech from matrix revolutions

Nick Sears on Jun 3, 2009

4

Cool, but why is it purple (lavender, whatever)?

Pete on Jun 3, 2009

5

Impressive. I am so looking forward to this movie.

discojellyfish on Jun 3, 2009

6

i think it's grey, but it has purple lights on it from below, so no worries if you're terribly opposed to lavender mech suits

Ben Wilson on Jun 3, 2009

7

@4, could just be the lighting effect. As you can see, parts of the mech that doesn't have lighting is a dark gray color, more noticeable on 2nd and 4th images. Also, you could notice that the lighting is purple by the people standing around.

The One on Jun 3, 2009

8

Its clearly a colored lighting effect on the display; although a lot of art shown recently looks like an obnoxiously neon, Ferngully-like set. Hype is not always a moviegoers best friend. Here's hoping the Cameron treads lightly no matter what.

Voice of Reason on Jun 3, 2009

9

I'm debating not watching the trailers. I want to be completely blown away if possible.

Farris on Jun 3, 2009

10

another completely intelligent armour design with a special "shoot the pilot" window ... like matrix ... hahahahahaha ... but looks cool anyway

frenchbob on Jun 3, 2009

11

Okay, interesting. Does remind me of something out of the Sonic Adventure games.

Oh JEBUS on Jun 3, 2009

12

reminds me a bit like the mechs from Matrix revolution.

Dean on Jun 3, 2009

13

Yeah...this is an original design. *sigh* I need a trailer to be impressed. Everyone so far is thinking this is still a joke especially a lot of friends that saw E3.

LSP on Jun 3, 2009

14

E3 owns anyway. This year it was amazing.

Fisherr on Jun 3, 2009

15

That looks very impressive!!!

Black Dynomite on Jun 3, 2009

16

#10 Khm...Bulletproof glass? Noup? ->Looks badass...Alien Powerloader-like badass XD

m4st4 on Jun 4, 2009

17

Can't wait to see this big-big-big-budget movie =D

Robbie on Jun 4, 2009

18

O.. M.. G.. Saw the movie last night, crazy fantastic. Oh, and the mechs aren't purple in the movie =P Must have been something with the lighting.

Lighting Toronto on Dec 23, 2009

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