Posted Fri, Jan 25, 2013 by Martuk
Trion Worlds has found a new partner in to handle distribution of the upcoming online shooter, Defiance. Namco Bandai will be handling retail distribution for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 versions of the game in Europe, the Middle-East, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Defiance is scheduled to launch alongside its television show tie-in in April 2013.
Highly anticipated open-world shooter will be available April 2013 on PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC at retail.
PARIS, FRANCE – January 25th, 2013 – Trion Worlds, the leading global developer and publisher of premium connected video games, and NAMCO BANDAI Games, leading video game publisher, developer and distributor, today announced they have signed a new agreement for the distribution of the anticipated massive open-world shooter Defiance™.
Following this agreement, the NAMCO BANDAI Group will distribute at retail in Europe, Middle-East, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand Defiance for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and PC in April 2013.
Defiance is an immersive online open-world shooter for console and PC set in a future shattered Earth. A revolutionary transmedia experience, the game will launch alongside the original Syfy TV show Defiance, with events from each impacting the other’s evolution. The game combines the intense action of a console third-person shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart exudes the scope, story, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic.
John Burns, SVP and GM Trion Worlds Europe, said: “We’re delighted to be working with NAMCO BANDAI, a great company with a proven track record in bringing big games successfully to the market thanks to their great distribution network and excellent relationship with both high-street and online retailers.”
“We are really looking forward to collaborate with Trion Worlds, a very dynamic company which develops high-quality and successful massively social games, on such an ambitious and exciting project which is Defiance” added Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe.
Defiance will be available on PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and PC at retail in April 2013.
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About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era. Powered by a breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played and sold. Trion’s world-class team delivers high-quality, dynamic and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres and devices; including the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Rift® and the highly-anticipated End of Nations®, Warface, and Defiance™. Trion is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in San Diego, Calif., Austin, Texas, and at Trion Worlds Europe in London, UK.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.eu or www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.
In Defiance, players embark on a journey into a futuristic online open world shooter where the survival of Earth relies on their skills as an Ark Hunter, as they level up in massive co-op battles and fierce multiplayer combat. Players can also hunt alone while improving skills and unlocking powerful modern and alien weaponry that is essential for survival in the constantly evolving online world. Defiance invites gamers to explore vast landscapes on a variety of vehicles while leading the charge in huge co-op battles. Immerse yourself in the world of Defiance as the game impacts, and is impacted by, the Defiance TV series