Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora - Release date, gameplay trailers & all we know

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora - Release date, gameplay trailers & all we know
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Emma Hill

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15th Sep 2023 05:22

The Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora release date is just on the horizon, allowing players to explore Pandora like never before, bringing the world of the films to life with open-world exploration and first-person shooting.

So for everything you need to know about the upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, as well as all the trailers and gameplay details we've got, here is everything you need to know about the game.

Is there a Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora release date?

Gameplay screenshot from Avatar Frontiers of Pandora
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Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora will finally launch on December 7, 2023.

Fans of James Cameron's record-breaking blockbuster Avatar have been anxiously awaiting the next instalment of the franchise ever since the first film landed in cinemas all the way back in 2009.

Since then, the hype surrounding Avatar has sky-rocketed following Cameron's announcement at the 20th Century Fox CinemaCon in 2016 that four Avatar sequels are on the way. Way of Water is not only out, but streaming on Disney Plus, and we're still no closer to an Avatar Frontiers of Pandora release date.

Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora trailer & gameplay

The Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora First-Look trailer premiered at the Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 showcase in June 2021. Although, it was a rather unexpected addition to the showcase and some fans on Twitter were disappointed not to get a new Splinter Cell update.

It was further surprising as there had been rumours that, despite the initial announcement trailer, the new Avatar game had been quietly killed to make way for Ubisoft's open-world Star Wars game, which we now know to be Star Wars Outlaws.

However, the trailer silenced all those rumours and confirmed that Frontiers of Pandora was currently in production. In the colourful trailer, Avatar fans will undoubtedly recognise Pandora's lush landscape along with its vibrant creatures and, of course, the Na'vi. 

Our next proper look at the game came in the Official Game Overview trailer which was released in June of 2023.  This trailer showed off much of the gameplay and broke down the various things players could do in the game.

Then during the PlayStation State of Play on September 14, 2023, we got the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora story trailer. As the name suggests, this trailer gives us a look at the story of the game, how the player character was captured and trained for years by the enemy, and introduces us to the characters we will meet during our time in Pandora.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora storyline

Promo image of a mech suit from Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
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Going by the trailers for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, the game's storyline will be similar to the original film in that the Na'vi, the native people of Pandora, are striving to continue their day-to-day lives whilst defending their homeland from human destruction in a dystopian future.

According to the Ubisoft website, Frontiers of Pandora will feature a "new, standalone story". Players will also be venturing across the never-before-seen part of Pandora called the Western Frontier. The game will be mostly a first-person game, changing to third-person while riding one of the local animals.

Any die-hard Avatar gamers out there will know that this is very different to James Cameron's Avatar: The Game in 2009, which was released alongside the film and was played in the third-person. This game also acted as a prequel to Avatar but saw the return of some original cast members, including Sigourney Weaver and Giovanni Ribisi, who reprised their roles from the film. There's no news as yet as to whether the same will be happening in Frontiers Of Pandora.

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What platforms will Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora be on?

Promo image of flora and fauna from Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will only be available on current-gen consoles as the game has been built using the latest Snowdrop engine, according to Technical Art Director Sebastian Lindoff. Sadly, this means PS4 and Xbox One players may have to miss out. This means the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora platforms are as follows:

  • PS5
  • Xbox Series X|S
  • PC
  • Amazon Luna

That is everything we know so far about Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. For more new and upcoming releases, we have everything you need to know Spider-Man 2, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, and more here on GGRecon.

Emma Hill is a former Junior Journalist at GGRecon.

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