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Avatar MMORPG Announced for Mobile Devices

Avatar: Reckoning will bring the Na'vi to mobile devices later this year.
Avatar: Reckoning will bring the Na'vi to mobile devices later this year. / Photo courtesy of Archosaur Games/20th Century Studios

Disney and Tencent have announced Avatar: Reckoning, an MMORPG set on the planet Pandora and headed to iOS and Android devices later this year.

Avatar: Reckoning will have three playable modes: a series of single-player story missions, a player-vs.-player mode, and a co-operative mode.

"Meet new Na'vi clans fighting to defend their home, battle powerful RDA troops seeking to exploit the resources of the moon, and encounter spectacular alien creatures," the companies said in a press release about the game. The only other press material available so far is a single piece of concept art.

Chinese development studio Archosaur Games will handle development. The studio is best known for its work on the mobile games World of Kings and Naval Creed.

A closed beta is planned to start in Canada later this month. Players can sign up for the beta and join the game's official Discord now.

"Avatar" was released in 2009, when it became the highest-grossing film to date. Its first sequel is slated for release in December. The next three films in the series have also been greenlit, and "Avatar 3" has already been shot.

Reckoning is the second Avatar adaptation set for release in 2022. Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment are also working on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, an open-world first-person action-adventure game.