Avatar 2: The Way of Water is coming out this year. You can hold your breath until you’re blue in the face (overused smirk emoji) but that won’t make it come any faster. But who cares about movies? We’re here to discover what it feels like to live in Pandora, not just watch it from whatever 4DX abomination of a theatre our boyfriend has dragged us to. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will hopefully let us live out those dreams while having hair tentacle sex with whatever NPC’s we choose to romance. What else can we expect from the game?

The game will be an open world experience, which is great news, because few companies do open world gaming better than developer Ubisoft. Whether it’s gorgeous water physics crashing on a beach or stunning vistas worthy of fiddling with screenshot set up on your controller, Ubisoft gives good world. Their track record of making hyper-realistic geographical locations on Earth will hopefully translate to making an alien moon feel alive and full of lootable enemies. Haters will say that they can’t make a world feel as real as one based off of historical places like in the Assassin’s Creed series, but this game will shut those haters up (hopefully, please god let this game be good, we all need a win.)

The bow mechanics in Ubisoft games are second to none. It’s hyper satisfying to punch in a special ability and blast your opponents away, and the trailer for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora shows Na’vi characters sharp shooting future space marines right out of their fancy helicopters. 

Speaking of space marines, the first Avatar established in no uncertain terms that humans are mostly bad. Frontiers of Pandora looks to be more of the same, so while you’ll be playing as a first person alien, you’ll also be an absolute death catalyst for humans. C’est la Na’vi.

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I just want to make this big guy my friend.

Ubisoft has dabbled in animal taming throughout its games, like having your eagle pester enemies in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and fighting alongside a mythical panther in Far Cry 6. Since the Na’vi are able to commune with basically everything on their planet, hopefully we’ll get some sick summons in the new game when it comes out (allegedly) this year.

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