Six images from the video game based on James Cameron‘s upcoming 3D film “Avatar” have been revealed today. Using the same designers and artists on both projects, the landscapes feature lush rainforests with 1,000 foot-tall trees, floating mountain ranges and massive stone arches.
“Avatar” is the story of a wounded ex-marine, thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in bio-diversity, who eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival.
Oscar-winning producer Jon Landau, who worked with Cameron on Titanic, said making the Avatar game at the same time as the movie was a huge advantage.
“We felt the video game needed to be an extension of the world of Avatar.”
“There are things we wanted to show in the movie that we didn’t have time to show and the video game gives us that opportunity.”
The sci-fi action-adventure stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Peter Mensah, Laz Alonso, Wes Studi, Stephen Lang and Matt Gerald.
“Avatar” is in theaters December 18, 2009. The game will hit shelves around the same time. [source: news.com.au]