If you ever saw the first trailer for Avatar, you’d probably be as perplexed as I was. It was one of those trailers that showed cool moments, but with zero idea with what’s going on. You’re basically left with a “Um. What the hell just happened here?” attitude – almost as if someone ran past you and grabbed your ass. The movie is coming out soon, and with the release of the movie, a game will be hitting retail stores as well.
Ubisoft’s site lists Avatar as launching across all platforms – Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3, DS, Wii, PSP – for a December 1 release. Now that is what I like to call a true multiplatform game, damn it. Both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners will have the luxury of experiencing the game in 3D (Hint: HDMI).
Avatar is set during the 22nd century on a small planet called Pandora, which is inhabited by the tribal Na’vi (ten foot blue humanoids that are as peaceful as Buddhist monks unless attacked). Entering the planet are humans; however, humans cannot breathe the Pandoran air, so they genetically engineer human/Na’vi hybrids known as “Avatar” that can be controlled via a mental link. A paraplegic marine named Jake Sully volunteers to exist as an Avatar on Pandora, falling in love with a Na’vi princess, and getting caught up in the conflict between her people and the human military that is fucking up their world. The movie is slated to hit theaters on December 16th. If you haven’t checked out the trailer, now will probably be a good time to do so. The movie looks good… but, then again, so did 10,000 B.C. and we all know how that one turned out, right?