Everything we know about Avatar Frontiers of Pandora: Release date, trailers, platforms

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Avatar Frontiers of Pandora is an upcoming open-world game based on James Cameron’s blockbuster film franchise. Here’s everything we know about this exciting new chapter in the Avatar franchise, from trailers through to platforms, setting, and its release date.

It’s hard to believe that the original Avatar film is now well over a decade old, but director James Cameron has been teasing a round of sequels since it was released. The first of these just made waves at the box office with the record-breaking follow-up: The Way of the Water. However, the following trip to the Moon of Pandora will be in the form of ‘Avatar Frontiers of Pandora’ and will be canon to the movies, so will exist in the same continuity.

Frontiers of Pandora has been described as an open-world adventure and a stand-alone story set in the Avatar universe. Like the original movie, the game involves the native Na’vi defending their natural habitat against greedy humans who are looking to pillage their sacred sites for profit. Here’s everything we know about Avatar Frontiers of Pandora.


Avatar Frontiers of Pandora RDA ships
RDA takes over the western Frontier of Pandora in this action adventure.

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora release date

The release date for Frontiers of Pandora is December 7, 2023. This was announced at Ubisoft Forward 2023, and the game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, PC, and Amazon Luna.

Pre-Orders are open now on every available platform and players who purchase the game, will unlock the Child of Two Worlds Pack to embrace their unique backstory in style. Additionally, PlayStation 5 players will unlock the Aranahe Warrior Pack for free once they play the game.

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora Ikran gliding
Players will be allowed to tame and fly their own Ikran in the game.

Avatar Frontier of Pandora platforms

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora will release on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Amazon Luna and Microsoft Windows. There’s been no word on a Nintendo Switch release or any support for previous-gen hardware.

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora trailers

The first trailer reveal gave us a glimpse into the beautiful world of Pandora, showing lots of dense jungle, just like in the first movie. Check out the original announcement trailer below:

There were snippets of gameplay scattered throughout the trailer, and some of it was even from a first-person perspective, too. Ubisoft is known for its expansive open worlds, so it will be fun to see if Avatar Frontiers of Pandora borrows from the Far Cry or Assassin’s Creed series in any way.

However, at Ubisoft Forward 2023, an official story trailer was released which gave us a deep dive into the setting of the game as well as the protagonist that players will play as. Check out the latest trailer below:

The trailer confirms that the game to be plays from a First Person perspective as well as the traversal system that players can use to move around Pandora.

Another trailer was released on August 25, 2023, highlighting a handful of the PC features the game will include:

A new official story trailer was released on September 15, 2023, shedding light on the game’s story and your journey to protect pandora from the forces of the RDA:

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora gameplay details

In the game, the player assumes control of a former RDA agent who was injured in combat and then placed in cryogenic sleep. The agent awakens after 12 years to find that the organization has been abusing and polluting Pandora, and so the agent decides to join the Na’vi.

James Cameron announced at Ubisoft Forward 2023 that the game takes place between the events of the first and second movies when humanity has returned to Pandora to continue exploiting its resources.

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora air combat
Players can glide on their Ikran and fire bows at airborne enemies.

You go on a journey to meet up with different Na’vi clans, learn new talents, and harvest resources in preparation for the upcoming onslaught on Pandora, set in the planet’s Western Frontier and the next target of RDA’s aggression.

At Ubisoft Forward 2023, an overview of the gameplay was shown, giving attendees a glimpse into the game’s story and mechanics. The wide landscape of Pandora is quite gorgeous, what with all the glowing flora.

The vast world of Pandora will be accessible to players once they have tamed monsters like Ikran and Zakru, allowing them to explore the planet while defending its various regions and destroying RDA bases.

Players can defend themselves from RDA and other hostile entities using a wide variety of human and Na’vi weapons, such as a Longbow or Guns.

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora skill tree
Avatar Frontiers of Pandora will introduce a unique skill tree that will grant certain abilities to players.

The game also features a custom skill tree that unlocks as you progress through the game and unlocks powers that help you survive, fight, and reunite with the Na’vi clans and beautiful creatures. Players in Frontiers of Pandora can use the game’s crafting system to make items and weapons that will help them in their adventure.

Plus, you can play Frontiers of Pandora with a friend online or asynchronously in either a Single Player campaign or a Two Player campaign.

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora Collector’s Editions

With so much excitement surrounding the December release, Ubisoft have decided to go all out, offering five different editions of the game, a real treat for the collectors out there!

Avatar Frontiers of Pandora collector's editions
Ubisoft’s Avatar Frontiers of Pandora Collector’s Editions

The Standard Edition comes with the base game, costing $69.99. However, any preorders of Avatar Frontiers of Pandora will also receive the Child of Two Worlds Pack, which includes a gear set and weapon skin. You can preorder the Standard Edition on Best Buy or Amazon.

The Gold Edition will set you back $109.00 and it comes with the base game, Season Pass, two future DLCs, and a unique banshee skin. You can preorder the Gold Edition from the PlayStation store, Microsoft store, or Ubisoft store, for PS5, Xbox Series X and, PC editions respectively.

The Ultimate Edition costing $129.99 comes with everything mentioned above as well as a digital artbook, the Sarentu Heritage cosmetic pack which includes a beautiful mount, character, and weapon skin. The Ultimate Edition also includes the Sarentu Hunter Equipment pack for a gear set and unique weapon. You can get your hands on this Ultimate Edition by preordering on the PlayStation store, Microsoft store, or Ubisoft store.

The Limited Edition, priced at $69.99, is exclusive to the Amazon physical copy and offers everything in the standard edition, along with the Sarentu Heritage Cosmetic Pack and Sarentu Hunter Equipment Pack. You can order a copy of the Limited Edition from Amazon.

Finally, enter the Collector’s Edition, priced at $229.99, which offers everything in the other editions with the addition of a 35-cm statue of the hero, a 128-page art book featuring artwork created by Ubisoft Massive, a Resistance Field notebook, a Premium SteelBook, an AMP suit blueprint in A2 format, a set of three lithographs, and a numbered certificate of authenticity. You can get your hands on this copy on the Ubisoft store.

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