James Cameron and 20th Century Fox released Avatar way back in 2009, and the franchise is expanding beyond movies while the sequels are made. A new Avatar MMORPG called Avatar: Reckoning has officially been announced, and it’s coming to Android and iOS.
Avatar fans will be able to customize their own Na’vi in Avatar: Reckoning and explore the world of Pandora. Just like any other MMORPG, Avatar: Reckoning players will have to level up their Avatars to progress to difficult areas, and some aspects such as difficult boss encounters and PvP will require the player to group up with others to prevail. In addition to characters that Avatar fans may recognize in Avatar: Reckoning, the mobile MMORPG will also include new Na’vi clans to learn about.
There are both solo story missions and cooperative ones in Avatar: Reckoning, allowing much of the game to be played with a teammate. The MMORPG fittingly includes touchscreen combat, but the studio behind the mobile game has yet to confirm any combat details or roles that players will have to fill to create synergy within a party. The combat will likely be similar to other mobile MMORPGs such as Pocket Legends, Black Desert, or RuneScape. However, it hasn’t been confirmed if Avatar: Reckoning will have classes like World of Warcraft, New World, or The Elder Scrolls Online.
The Avatar: Reckoning screenshot shared by Archosaur Games shows a Na’vi in camo standing on a Pandoran vista and looking over the vast landscape of the planet. The Na’vi carries an assault rifle, which is typically wielded by humans in the Avatar universe.
Archosaur Games is the same team that created Dragon Raja, Naval Creed, Novoland: The Castle in the Sky, and World of Kings. The mobile MMORPG is being produced by Tencent, Lightstorm Entertainment, and Disney, which shows that there are a lot of minds involved in the creation of Avatar: Reckoning.
Archosaur Games has confirmed that Avatar: Reckoning is releasing later this year, but it hasn’t stated exactly when fans of the 2009 film will be able to play the new MMORPG. Contrary to the mobile Avatar: Reckoning, Ubisoft is working on an open-world Avatar adventure game for consoles called Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora that’s also expected to release later this year. Avatar 2 is expected to release towards the end of 2022, which may suggest that the upcoming mobile Avatar MMORPG is a complimentary piece for the sequel.
Avatar: Reckoning releases for Android and iOS in 2022.