news culture Avatar 2: How does Ubisoft’s Frontiers of Pandora fall into a saga?
Although the trailer for Avatar: The Waterway has just been released, the future of the James Cameron-initiated franchise is also being played in the video game country. Avatar: Walls of Pandora, scheduled for release in 2022, is evolving in a universe that shares 7th art, but how does it fit into the saga?
- Avatar 2: The Waterway
- Avatar: The walls of Pandora
- “Canon”, but an independent adventure
Avatar 2: The Waterway
2009 the movie “Avatar” was popular at the box office. Its creator and director James Cameron has announced his intention to create four sequels of films to create his own universe. Originally announced in 2014, the first sequel was postponed several times until it saw the end of the tunnel. finally, Avatar: The Waterway will be released in French cinemas in 2022. December 14.
Jake Sully and Neytiri, who have become parents, will be found by the public ten years after the events of the first feature film. The return of a malevolent and greedy resource development administration threatens their peaceful world. In the face of RFID and its mercenaries, Jake and his family took refuge in the reefs and meet another Na’vi clan, very close to aquatic life: Metkayina. They will have to stand together, hoping to put an end to the dark drawings of robbers if they want to survive the planet Pandora with them as well.
Avatar: The walls of Pandora
The Avatar Saga is back in video games, after several adaptations of the first film. Avatar: The walls of Pandora published as an open world first person action adventure game. The project is being developed by Massive Entertainment, Swedish Ubisoft Studios (Far Cry 3, Star Wars, Tom Clancy’s The Division) in association with Lightstorm Entertainment (James Cameron’s production company) and entertainment giant Disney.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will allow players to explore the lush world of Na’vi and protect it from human attempts to invade. We already know that the action will take place in areas to the west, Parts of Pandora that are still not explored in movies. Therefore, we will discover new tribes of Na’vi, new beings and new environments.
The developers promise breathtaking imagesas in 2009 movies, and an engaging experience enabled by a highly interactive world. To give the game more realism, NPCs will also interact with the environment and behave differently depending on several parameters, as explained by Alice Rendell, the lead designer of all things “narrative realization”.
We wanted to go even further and created a system where our NPCs would understand the state of the environment, whether it was related to the player’s progress or, for example, the time of day. -Alisa Rendell
Ubisoft has not announced a release date for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. We only know that The game is published in 2022. Specially designed for the next generation of consoles, it will be released Playstation5, Xbox Series X / S and a computeras well as the latest news from Google Stadia and Amazon Luna.
“Canon”, but an independent adventure
2021 June an announcement was made in which it is revealed, in particular, that there is a Resource Development Administration (or RFID), a human mining company and a major antagonist of films. Which makes us think so the events of the game are either upstream or parallel to the first or even second film. However, the fact that the plot is an unexplored region of Pandora seems to distance us from the symbolic characters of Avatar, Jake Sully and Neytiri.
Luigi Priore, vice president of Disney and Pixar Games, has confirmed that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, created by Massive Entertainment and released by Ubisoft, will tell a new story completely separate from cinematography.
The idea is that the game will become part of the big story of this franchise in Pandora, but it’s not a game where you “play a movie.” It’s a whole new open world with new characters. – Luigi Priore (Vice President of Disney and Pixar Games)
Be that as it may, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora promises its share of innovation in terms of both scriptwriting and technological and video game innovation. It remains to be seen whether they will live up to the expectations of Avatar Saga fans.
Author Finwen_MaganoWriting at jeuxvideo.com
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