A new game has been unveiled by Archosaur Games, Lightstorm Entertainment, Disney, and Tencent today. In addition to Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, which is being developed by Ubisoft for consoles and PC, a second Avatar game for mobile phones is in the works. Avatar: Reckoning is billed as a multiplayer online role-playing shooter built specifically for mobile devices. Unfortunately, there is no trailer to go along with the news, but given the game’s release date of 2022, one should be coming soon.
Players will design their own character (or Avatar avatar) and journey to previously unexplored areas of Pandora, meet new Navi clans, face RDA human troops, and interact with other alien creatures. Players will be able to perform all of this in solitary or multiplayer engagements, as well as level up their character, equip new gear, and complete single-player story objectives, co-op missions, and PvP modes using touchscreen combat.
Archosaur Games is developing Avatar: Reckoning, which is being produced by Tencent, Lightstorm Entertainment, and Disney. Dragon Raja, World of Kings, Novoland: The Castle in the Sky, and Naval Creed are all games developed by Archosaur, a Chinese mobile gaming firm.
The mobile Avatar MMO has yet to be given a precise release date, although it is expected to arrive later this year. The long-awaited sequel to 2009’s Avatar is planned to hit theatres on December 16, 2022, which may or may not be coincidental. If the mobile game is intended to be a tie-in to the film, it will most likely be released around the same time as the film, although that is just speculation at this point. Cameron recently commented about the “crazy” underwater filming sequences in the movie sequel, and it sounds like we’re in for a treat.