James Cameron shows up on Ubisoft stage, talks Avatar

Tuesday, 2 June 2009 01:34 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


James Cameron showed himself at the Ubisoft presser for E3.

It was told to the attendees earlier that Avatar would be shown tomorrow. But out steps James to fill us in.

Cameron mispronounced Ubisoft, talked about the back story to Avatar along with new performance technology and CG tech developed to make the film.

Game and film take place on a planet called Pandora, where the aliens – called Na’vi – are “blue with tiger stripes”, some smoking hot and 10 feet tall apparently.

Humans come. Destroy the land. Mate with the blue tiger people, and thus you have Avatars. We think.

Humans control the Avatar bodies, though. Like a remote control. But they live in the bodies while their own bodies are in comas.

It was described as more than an action game, and has its own story just like the movie. Goal of game is to enhance viewers knowledge of the culture in the Avatar world, and if you feel like you choose the wrong side (aliens vs. humans) at the beginning of the game, you can switch.

Good. Hopefully more on this tomorrow when we are less tired and concrete stuff is handed out.