Ubisoft was the first game-maker to demonstrate their upcoming games at the annual gaming show, the first in two years due to the pandemic. It also showed off the upcoming Rainbow Six: Extraction and a new Rocksmith guitar tutor, among other titles.
image copyrightUbisoftimage captionThe reveal of a game based on the 2009 Avatar film was a surprise closer to Ubisoft’s conference A new game based on James Cameron’s Avatar film and a fresh collaboration with Nintendo kicked off E3 2021. But it was the surprise reveal of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora which excited many viewers.
The partnership with the film franchise was announced in 2017 but little has been revealed about it since then. The first-person action-adventure game was shown off through an in-engine trailer, highlighting the the visuals but with few details of what the game’s style would be.
Ubisoft said the game would be “new, standalone story” in which players play as the Na’vi, the blue-skinned alien natives of the planet Pandora who were the heroes of the original 2009 film. It is not due for release until 2022. James Cameron’s sequel to the original film, known only as Avatar 2, is currently scheduled for a December 2022 release after several years of delays. Extraction replaces Quarantine
Ubisoft kicked off its presentation with tactical shooter Rainbow 6 Siege: Extraction, the new name for the next entry in the Tom Clancy-inspired series. Originally known as Rainbow Six: Quarantine, the company changed the name due to the global pandemic. image copyrightUbisoftimage captionThe alien infection was behind the original “Quarantine” name, which was dropped
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