Ubisoft unveils 1st trailer for 'Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora'

Fans of James Cameron's epic 2009 science fiction film "Avatar" will get the chance to explore the movie's lush moon Pandora for themselves in a new first-person action game from Ubisoft. 

Unveiled Saturday (June 12) during the Ubisoft Forward event for E3, "Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora" will launch in 2022 to send players back to Pandora as one of the moon's indigenous Na'vi. Their mission: to venture out into the unexplored Western Frontier. 

Ubisoft revealed a first glimpse of the world in a new trailer, showing life among the Na'vi and action-packed battles against Earth forces seeking to plunder the moon's resources. 

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"Explore a living and reactive world inhabited by unique creatures and new characters and push back the formidable RDA forces that threaten it," Ubisoft wrote in a description.  The game was developed by Ubisoft studio Massive Entertainment and will be available on PC, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia and Amazon Luna.

While Ubisoft did not release a specific date for "Frontiers of Pandora," it will come in a year that will see a renewal of Cameron's "Avatar" film franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cameron's original "Avatar" film will be re-released in China. The first of franchise's long-awaited sequels, "Avatar 2," is scheduled to be released on Dec. 17, 2022, according to Cinemablend. It's the first of several sequels in the works. 

Of course, if you can't wait until 2022 for "Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora" or "Avatar 2," there's always "Pandora: The World Avatar" at Disney's Animal Kingdom amusement park in Florida, if you're comfortable with traveling (and amusement parks) right now.

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Tariq Malik

Tariq is the Editor-in-Chief of Space.com and joined the team in 2001, first as an intern and staff writer, and later as an editor. He covers human spaceflight, exploration and space science, as well as skywatching and entertainment. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009 and Editor-in-Chief in 2019. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times covering education and city beats in La Habra, Fullerton and Huntington Beach. In October 2022, Tariq received the Harry Kolcum Award for excellence in space reporting from the National Space Club Florida Committee. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. You can find Tariq at Space.com and as the co-host to the This Week In Space podcast with space historian Rod Pyle on the TWiT network. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter @tariqjmalik.