4967369707_221b24e71a_bRemember Avatar? That movie with the weird jungle planet filled with blue skinned humanoids getting rampaged by humans that for some reason did obscenely well at the box office? Well, they're not only making four more sequels (WTF) but they've also teamed up with Kabam to make a massive budget mobile game which will be updated and evolve along with the release of the upcoming Avatar sequels- The last of which is scheduled to be released in 2023.

They're not saying what kind of game it's going to be yet, but, given what an incredible cash cow Marvel Contest of Champions [Free] has been for Kabam, it only makes sense to combine that with the ultimate cinematic cash cow of Avatar. iOS gaming historians may remember the original Avatar game released by Gameloft all the way back in 2009, which unsurprisingly has since been removed from the App Store. That game was pretty decent for its time, so, maybe there's hope for this upcoming title?


(Gameplay from the 2009 Avatar game by Gameloft)

Either way, the roadmap of twelve years worth of updates seems pretty insane, and reminds me a lot of what the mobile gaming equivalent to the Deep Thought project from Hitchhiker's Guide would be. I'm sure James Cameron and friends pulled an impressively huge dump truck of money up to the loading dock of Kabam's offices, but looking at how much things have changed over the last 12 years (I think 12 years ago I was rocking a Palm Treo?) planning a mobile game that's going to persist that long seems crazy.

Hell, who knows, perhaps 12 years would be long enough for people to come around on the idea of actually spending money on mobile games again? Anything can happen! Maybe global warming will make the price of a cup of coffee so expensive that the comparison to app pricing no longer makes sense and iOS games priced at even the (currently) egregiously high price of $2.99 would seem like an incredible value? ...Assuming we survive that long, in the post-Trump post-Brexit forsaken hellscape we're setting ourselves up for, anyway.

  • atchoo

    Yep, he is pretty large!

  • GiHubb

    Is it me or was Avatar just a rehash of The Smurfs? They're both blue, they both have someone infiltrate their ranks (in Avatar it was the crippled guy, in Smurfs it was smurfette), then the infiltrator joins the locals to fight those who sent him. Completely identical! (except for the special effects maybe) Side note: the smurfs is for 5 year olds.

    • Tallgeese

      It's also been mentioned that Dances With Wolves has a similar story. Jam Cam just does things bigger.

      • Tallgeese

        It also has several parallels to Aliens, but Aliens is also one of the best movies ever so I don't really care...

    • boydstr

      lol

  • AlpacaLips

    And Disney World is adding an Avatar land in Animal Kingdom. WHY WONT THIS GO AWAY ALREADY?!

  • boydstr

    Never played the mobile Avatar game so is the game trailer from the game released long ago?because in the post is writes that"they not saying what kind off game it's going to be yet"and the phone they used seems a little dated.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      For the love of all things true and decent in this world please start reading the articles you're commenting on.

      • boydstr

        A little bit less wil do the same,and read the article again and know now that it is the game they released long ago but hé anyone can make mistakes.

  • Kehshsidhdudh5

    Post trump is still better than Clinton

    • TheJuanNonlyOne

      You got that right lol

      • TheJuanNonlyOne

        Way better than Clinton

  • Doctor Malcom

    A f2p game where you build a Na'vi village. Make sure to invite your friends to join so you can earn extra Pandorgems!

  • curtneedsaride

    Here's hoping it isn't a reskin of their GoT game. Or worse yet, a city builder/battler. I hope this IP gets a decent game. And kudos for bringing up that Gameloft game. i remember getting it and playing it, and actually enjoying it. It made Avatar more fun for me. I sure hope Kabam doesn't go too freemium with this second game.

  • stelluhreyesthis

    Whelp I guess a mobile game is more reasonable then all of the porn parodies and flesh lights that came out after that first movie.

  • Tallgeese

    Is it a picture slide show!?!? Where are the captions!?!?

  • Montanx HS

    It only took a decade but they are now making Avatar-verse a thing. Looking back, I love the movie but isnt it odd that its the highest grossing movie EVER?

  • boydstr

    Is it forbidden to make a Trump comment😳
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  • Pixel & Bracket

    Did I miss the largest budget part? Is it just assumed?

    • http://www.grahamranson.co.uk Graham Ranson

      It's pretty safe to assume that to support, and continually develop, a game for at least 12 years would require stupid amounts of money.