Anyone who caught Saturday Kitchen this past weekend will have seen James Martin talking with Hustle, Dexter and Spartacus star Jaime Murray about the upcoming Syfy show Defiance. Well, the interconnected game is out today for Xbox360, PS3 and PC.
The show is not set to premiere until April 16th, but gamers can get a head start in exploring this futuristic Earth from today by picking up the Defiance game. Not just a simple tie-in, the game and the show are intertwined so that events in one will have an impact in another. Ambitious, maybe. Exciting, definitely.
“We’re incredibly proud that after five years of development, we are bringing this ambitious project to life.” said Nathan Richardsson, VP of Development for Trion and Executive Producer of Defiance. “The game launch is just the beginning of a truly unique entertainment experience and, in a couple weeks’ time, you’ll be able to tune into Syfy to see the story unfold, the characters develop, and realize transmedia entertainment unlike ever before.”
In Defiance thousands of players, who take on the role of an Ark Hunter, scour a transformed Earth in search of valuable alien technology. Each ark hunter can play to their strengths, customizing special abilities as well as upgrading a huge variety of both modern and alien weaponry that is at their disposal. Players can hunt alone or with others as they engage in massive co-op boss battles and fierce multiplayer combat known as Shadow War, in addition to taking on dynamic missions in campaign mode while exploring this constantly evolving world.
Digital copies of Defiance can be purchased online at http://defiance.com/en and both digital and physical games are all available at all major video games retailers. Standard editions start at £44.99 for on console and £34.99 on PC. The Collector’s Edition is available for £64.99 on console and £54.99 on PC, with a variety of in-game bonuses as well as an exclusive Hellbug figurine included in the physical version. A limited run Ultimate Edition is available for console players at £89.99 and PC players for £79.99, which includes all items in the Standard and Collector’s editions, a season pass, and an exclusive messenger bag. Full details on the Defiance platform editions and available retailers are available at http://defiance.com/en.