E3 2009 – Pictures of the Heavy Loader from James Cameron’s AVATAR

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Avatar.jpgToday is the first day of E3 here in Los Angeles and I just got back from the convention center. In a little while I’ll be posting another article filled with a lot of images from the convention floor, but the photos you’re about to see are worth their own post.

About a week ago, the website Marketsaw posted some spy pictures of what they called ‘heavy equipment’ from James Cameron’s “Avatar”. Unfortunately, they only had one image and you couldn’t see the entire suit.

But at the Ubisoft booth they had the ‘heavy lifter’ on display and I was able to snap a number of photos. While I have no idea what it does in the movie, I’m sure it must be important if they brought it to the convention.

Unfortunately, I never made an appointment to play the game as I figured it would be on display. Bad move on my part. So here’s one image with a lot more after the jump:

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  • Anonymous

    Simply Awesome! Nice photos.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/freemachine freemachine

    Simply Awesome! Nice photos.

  • juan.dimensional

    It seems to me that a mech wouldn't need a shoulder strap for a gun…

    • Mort

      It seems to me that a Hum-Vee wouldn't need to be up-armored but such is the dynamic world we live in. It could be that It's an "after" thought/solution to a machine originally intended for something other than alien conquest.

    • JemmetGK

      It's based on Anime', who cares if it needs it or not, only if it looks cool…

    • JemmetGK

      It's based on Anime', who cares if it needs it or not, only if it looks cool…

      • AreaJerm

        It's not based on an anime. This is an original idea created by James Cameron.

      • AreaJerm

        It's not based on an anime. This is an original idea created by James Cameron.

      • Arakai

        Its not based on the anime. This is whole lot different. Don't you ever wonder why M. Night Shyamalan's only got the title "The Last Airbender" without the Avatar?

      • Arakai

        Its not based on the anime. This is whole lot different. Don't you ever wonder why M. Night Shyamalan's only got the title "The Last Airbender" without the Avatar?

  • juan.dimensional

    It seems to me that a mech wouldn't need a shoulder strap for a gun…

    • Mort

      It seems to me that a Hum-Vee wouldn't need to be up-armored but such is the dynamic world we live in. It could be that It's an "after" thought/solution to a machine originally intended for something other than alien conquest.

    • JemmetGK

      It's based on Anime', who cares if it needs it or not, only if it looks cool…

      • AreaJerm

        It's not based on an anime. This is an original idea created by James Cameron.

      • Arakai

        Its not based on the anime. This is whole lot different. Don't you ever wonder why M. Night Shyamalan's only got the title "The Last Airbender" without the Avatar?

  • just saying

    it would need a shoulder strap if it wanted to let go of it and use the hand for something else without putting the gun down…

  • just saying

    it would need a shoulder strap if it wanted to let go of it and use the hand for something else without putting the gun down…

  • chad

    it's not a strap. if you look at the other photos from the back it's actually the bullets wrap over the top of the shoulder and in to the gun.

    • Barnes Noble

      Look again Chad, there is definitely a strap independent of the bullets.

  • chad

    it's not a strap. if you look at the other photos from the back it's actually the bullets wrap over the top of the shoulder and in to the gun.

    • Barnes Noble

      Look again Chad, there is definitely a strap independent of the bullets.

  • Richst30

    The Matrix 3… anyone?

    • Joe

      I totally agree, unfornately this seems to be a clear rip-off of the robot suits from matrix revolutions, with the main difference being that these power suits have a glass shield whereas in the matrix they were open. Too bad, but im still pumped for this movie regardless

      • getitright

        Clear rip off of the MATRIX? um…have you watched ANY Anime? Where do you think the Matrix got the idea from?

      • JJJJJJJJJJ

        He's right though it was a cool scene The Matrix does NOT have a monopoly over mechs.

      • getitright

        Clear rip off of the MATRIX? um…have you watched ANY Anime? Where do you think the Matrix got the idea from?

      • Arakai

        mechas in matrix rip off gundam

      • Arakai

        mechas in matrix rip off gundam

      • 18.12.2009

        not entirely rip off, cameron has used similar mech´ in Aliens and I´ve seen similar ones on other games…besides all cars with 4 wheels are similar too so why would that be unfortunuate? I don´t care if there is any similarities. Cameron has never let me down and I´m sure it´ll be a great movie.

    • Joe

      I totally agree, unfornately this seems to be a clear rip-off of the robot suits from matrix revolutions, with the main difference being that these power suits have a glass shield whereas in the matrix they were open. Too bad, but im still pumped for this movie regardless

  • Richst30

    The Matrix 3… anyone?

  • Richst30

    The Matrix 3… anyone?

    • Joe

      I totally agree, unfornately this seems to be a clear rip-off of the robot suits from matrix revolutions, with the main difference being that these power suits have a glass shield whereas in the matrix they were open. Too bad, but im still pumped for this movie regardless

      • getitright

        Clear rip off of the MATRIX? um…have you watched ANY Anime? Where do you think the Matrix got the idea from?

      • JJJJJJJJJJ

        He's right though it was a cool scene The Matrix does NOT have a monopoly over mechs.

      • Arakai

        mechas in matrix rip off gundam

      • 18.12.2009

        not entirely rip off, cameron has used similar mech´ in Aliens and I´ve seen similar ones on other games…besides all cars with 4 wheels are similar too so why would that be unfortunuate? I don´t care if there is any similarities. Cameron has never let me down and I´m sure it´ll be a great movie.

  • ghost

    "Private Session, Invitation Only." Now to find someone who got in and is willing to talk. I don't want to spoil the movie by learning too much, but this tease is simply not enough. Can't wait for December when Jim plays Santa to movie-goers everywhere.

    I'll bet the game will rock–I'm sure the subject and designs are tops and they've had an insane amount of time to develop it.

  • ghost

    "Private Session, Invitation Only." Now to find someone who got in and is willing to talk. I don't want to spoil the movie by learning too much, but this tease is simply not enough. Can't wait for December when Jim plays Santa to movie-goers everywhere.

    I'll bet the game will rock–I'm sure the subject and designs are tops and they've had an insane amount of time to develop it.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Techtronic Techtronic

    It's James Cameron you Nazi. Who gives a fuck if theres a strap. Your right though, there is a strap ;)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Techtronic Techtronic

    It's James Cameron you Nazi. Who gives a fuck if theres a strap. Your right though, there is a strap ;)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Techtronic Techtronic

    It's James Cameron you Nazi. Who gives a fuck if theres a strap. Your right though, there is a strap ;)

  • http://zachfine.comm/blog Zachf

    Can the font "Papyrus" please die a slow, painful death already. I hope this isn't the actual title treatment for the film. It makes it appear to be the sequel to 'Willow'.

    • http://zachfine.com/blog Zachf

      And yes, I know it's not exactly Papyrus, but it's based on it and has the same craptacular essence.

      I'm excited for the film regardless.

    • Ron Howard

      It is the sequel to 'Willow'. That's the Madmartigan 3000.

    • Ron Howard

      It is the sequel to 'Willow'. That's the Madmartigan 3000.

  • http://zachfine.comm/blog Zachf

    Can the font "Papyrus" please die a slow, painful death already. I hope this isn't the actual title treatment for the film. It makes it appear to be the sequel to 'Willow'.

  • http://zachfine.comm/blog Zachf

    Can the font "Papyrus" please die a slow, painful death already. I hope this isn't the actual title treatment for the film. It makes it appear to be the sequel to 'Willow'.

    • http://zachfine.com/blog Zachf

      And yes, I know it's not exactly Papyrus, but it's based on it and has the same craptacular essence.

      I'm excited for the film regardless.

    • Ron Howard

      It is the sequel to 'Willow'. That's the Madmartigan 3000.

  • solo

    Is wonderfull, here in brazil, everybody are ancious to arrive this game

  • solo

    Is wonderfull, here in brazil, everybody are ancious to arrive this game

  • mukman

    um I imagine the strap is just for the floor model that can't have the benefit of special effects. The thing is after all just a piece of cool as hell metal, so they probably needed a last minute solution to suspend the weapon that will more than likely be strapless in the movie. Or maybe they just like to jimmy rig stuff in their time…..

  • mukman

    um I imagine the strap is just for the floor model that can't have the benefit of special effects. The thing is after all just a piece of cool as hell metal, so they probably needed a last minute solution to suspend the weapon that will more than likely be strapless in the movie. Or maybe they just like to jimmy rig stuff in their time…..

  • mukman

    um I imagine the strap is just for the floor model that can't have the benefit of special effects. The thing is after all just a piece of cool as hell metal, so they probably needed a last minute solution to suspend the weapon that will more than likely be strapless in the movie. Or maybe they just like to jimmy rig stuff in their time…..

  • zac226

    Is the E3 from 1986? Is that the power loader from 'Aliens?' Just wondering?

  • zac226

    Is the E3 from 1986? Is that the power loader from 'Aliens?' Just wondering?

  • zac226

    Is the E3 from 1986? Is that the power loader from 'Aliens?' Just wondering?

  • http://freexxxporn.me/ steve

    Nice photos! I want one!!! I'm looking forward to this game arriving!

  • http://freexxxporn.me/ steve

    Nice photos! I want one!!! I'm looking forward to this game arriving!

  • http://freexxxporn.me/ steve

    Nice photos! I want one!!! I'm looking forward to this game arriving!

  • hank

    of course it needs a strap. it probably lets go of the gun to grab at shit, or to climb or whatever…needs something to let the gun hang beside the thing.

  • hank

    of course it needs a strap. it probably lets go of the gun to grab at shit, or to climb or whatever…needs something to let the gun hang beside the thing.

  • hank

    of course it needs a strap. it probably lets go of the gun to grab at shit, or to climb or whatever…needs something to let the gun hang beside the thing.

  • johnc

    That's a pretty crappy extrapolation of technology. Looks like it came out of a Caterpillar factory 20 years from now.

    • Arakai

      you'll eat back your words after you've seen the movie.

    • Arakai

      you'll eat back your words after you've seen the movie.

    • he's right

      this.

    • he's right

      this.

  • johnc

    That's a pretty crappy extrapolation of technology. Looks like it came out of a Caterpillar factory 20 years from now.

    • Arakai

      you'll eat back your words after you've seen the movie.

    • he's right

      this.

  • subby

    Its basically a human exoskeleton. Hence a strap, seperate firearm, backpack would all be appropriate, as they could be dumped if one needed to haul ass, just like in real life. Also just like in real life, one cannot hold ones weapon in one hand for any significant length of time, hence we use shoulder straps to take the weight off our arms and use our arms for other shit. I don't think its dedicated military hardware, but a general exploration suit that has been 'outfitted' with an offensive weapon.

  • subby

    Its basically a human exoskeleton. Hence a strap, seperate firearm, backpack would all be appropriate, as they could be dumped if one needed to haul ass, just like in real life. Also just like in real life, one cannot hold ones weapon in one hand for any significant length of time, hence we use shoulder straps to take the weight off our arms and use our arms for other shit. I don't think its dedicated military hardware, but a general exploration suit that has been 'outfitted' with an offensive weapon.

  • Bengal Leader

    I was US Army Infantry; if it has a hand, it needs a sling. If it's mounted to the arm, it wouldn't have a sling because it wouldn't have a hand; no point. With a sling, you can use your hand.

    You don't build to look how a twelve year old thinks it would look, you build it to work.

    And p.s. STUPID POINT about a friggin' cool mock up (NOT REAL = MOCK UP / SET PIECE)

    • Robotics Engineer

      Yes, because a mounted gun would preclude any other possible utility of a hand.

    • Robotics Engineer

      Yes, because a mounted gun would preclude any other possible utility of a hand.

  • Bengal Leader

    I was US Army Infantry; if it has a hand, it needs a sling. If it's mounted to the arm, it wouldn't have a sling because it wouldn't have a hand; no point. With a sling, you can use your hand.

    You don't build to look how a twelve year old thinks it would look, you build it to work.

    And p.s. STUPID POINT about a friggin' cool mock up (NOT REAL = MOCK UP / SET PIECE)

    • Robotics Engineer

      Yes, because a mounted gun would preclude any other possible utility of a hand.

  • JT Marsh

    Exo-Squad anyone?

  • JT Marsh

    Exo-Squad anyone?

  • joe

    just wonderfull machine thanks steve for getting your hands on this.I am sure lot of wonderfull things are to come

  • joe

    just wonderfull machine thanks steve for getting your hands on this.I am sure lot of wonderfull things are to come

  • Aang

    They even used a font like the one found in Avatar: The Last Airbender

  • Aang

    They even used a font like the one found in Avatar: The Last Airbender

  • Aang

    They even used a font like the one found in Avatar: The Last Airbender

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