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Ubisoft Reveals Release Timing for Avatar Game, Skull & Bones, Mario + Rabbids Sequel

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora could arrive in tandem with the new film.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora could arrive in tandem with the new film. / Courtesy of Ubisoft

Ubisoft plans to release Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope and Skull & Bones in its fiscal year 2022-2023, which runs April 1, 2022 until March 31, 2023 (H/T GameSpot).

The news arrived as part of the company's latest earnings report to investors, when Ubisoft said it had more games in development at this moment than ever before in the history of the company.

More specific release dates have yet to be revealed, but the Avatar game seems likely to see release around when the original film's long-awaited sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, hits theaters in December. Ubisoft is likely targeting that month or an adjacent one, but being vague allows it to hedge its bets in the event that the game needs more development time.

Ubisoft also said it would have "other exciting titles," including new free-to-play games base on its "biggest IPs," coming down the pike. Those could include The Division: Heartland, a free-to-play take on the live service shooter, or the smaller-scale Assassin's Creed game starring the Assassin's Creed Valhalla character Basim that was reportedly in production in February.

New IPs are also on the docket, likely including the arena battle game Project Q in development at Ubisoft Bordeaux and the upcoming free-to-play sports game Roller Champions developed by Ubisoft Montreal.

Rumors about a potential acquisition of Ubisoft continue to swirl even after CEO Yves Guillemot's comments during the earnings report that the company had "everything we need to remain independent." It will review any offers it receives to follow requirements that it do so as a publicly traded company.