It was announced over six years ago, but tomorrow we'll finally be able to explore the land of the blue people in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Dropping on current-gen consoles and PC, we can't wait to explore the beautiful planet for the first time since the 2009 game.


There's plenty to be excited about with this one. In a story set between the two Avatar films, we take control of a Na'vi raised by the evil RDA – but who now protects Pandora against them.

Developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft, it looks to be an open world experience catering for fans of James Cameron's film series. Want to know more? Let's take a closer look...

When is the Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora release date?

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will be released on 7th December 2023.

It was originally announced way back in March 2017 before being set for a 2021 to 2022 release. It was subsequently given a July 2022 launch date before then being delayed to December 2023.

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What is the UK launch time for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora?

So it's dropping on 7th December (that's tomorrow!) but when exactly can we get start exploring Pandora, and protecting it from the exploitation of the RDA?

We're delighted to say that the game drops at 12am GMT, so you can start playing it at midnight – only a few hours away!

Can I pre-order Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora?

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora pre-orders are live, with GAME having the title ready to add to your basket.

There are four versions of the game up for pre-order: the Standard Edition, Special Edition, Gold Edition, and Collector's Edition. All pre-orders come with 'The Child of Two Worlds Pack' (a premium weapon skin and character cosmetic set).

The Special Edition comes with the Sarentu Heritage cosmetic pack, a character cosmetic set, a premium weapon skin, and a Banshee cosmetic set. The Gold Edition (£89.99), meanwhile, comes with the Season Pass and a unique Banshee cosmetic set.

Finally, the Collector's Edition (£199.99) comes with the Season Pass, two cosmetic packs (Sarentu Heritage and Sarentu Hunter packs), a digital art book, a 35 cm statue of the playable hero, 128-page physical art book, Resistance field notebook, steelbook case, A2 AMP suit blueprint, three lithographs, and a numbered certificate of authenticity (phew).

If you'd rather pre-order digitally, you'll need to head to the digital storefront of your choice.

What platforms can I get Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora on?

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Microsoft Windows (PC).

It's completely exclusive to next-gen platforms, so inaccessible if you still only have a PS4, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch. The game is not slated to arrive on these consoles at a later date either, so if you're interested you'll need to upgrade.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora story and gameplay

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora

Rather than being a straight retelling of the Avatar 2 film that hit cinemas last year, this game will be a standalone story set in the world of Avatar – which should mean the creators were given some much-needed creative freedom.

The player will take control of a Na’vi raised by the RDA, who fought against her tribe after being captured and indoctrinated as a child. After the RDA leave Pandora, our protagonist rejoins the Na’vi clans to fight against the RDA when they return. To regain their trust after being an outsider for so long, she has to reconnect with her Na’vi heritage.

The gameplay looks vaguely similar(ish) to another Ubisoft open-world game: Far Cry. It does look like it captures the elements that made the original film so popular by putting you in the shoes of a Na'vi and being able to explore Pandora's bright and colourful world.

What's more, you'll be able to play the game in two-player online co-op!

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora trailers

Plenty of trailers have been uploaded by Ubisoft since its announcement, starting back in June 2021 with the first-look trailer. This early footage gives an idea of what the game will entail, including the world of Pandora, mechs, creatures and gameplay.

It would take another two years before Ubisoft decided to lift the lid on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora once again. This time as part of a Ubisoft Forward direct, we get an even better look at gameplay and how it has advanced during that time.

Ramping up to launch, an official story trailer was uploaded in September 2023. We get a look at the protagonist's upbringing by the RDA before then being unleashed into the world.

Last but not least, Ubisoft partnered with PlayStation for a features trailer focused on some exclusive add-ons to the platform. This includes haptic feedback, 3D audio and adaptive triggers.

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