We knew that Defiance was expected to launch in April and now we have a solid date. Trion Worlds has announced that the Defiance MMO third-person shooter will launch on Tuesday, April 2nd. The television show will follow with the premier of its pilot episode on the Monday, Syfy channel April 15th. Along with the launch announcement, Trion also released the full version of their live action ÂJoin the FightÂ trailer teased earlier this month that features a drunken bar fight, an Arkfall, and a showdown with some nasty Hellbugs that may give some people flashbacks to Starship Troopers. Give it a look below.
The second Defiance closed beta is set to kick off on February 8th. You can sign up to take part on the Defiance website.
Defiance pre-orders are also available for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
DEFIANCEÂ LAUNCHES GLOBALLY APRIL 2nd
Preview Your Future Life as an Ark Hunter with ÂJoin the Fight,Â the All -New Live Action Defiance Game Trailer
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. Â JANUARY 30, 2013 - Trion Worlds, the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era, announced today that the anticipated online open world shooter, DefianceÂ, will launch globally on April 2nd. A one-of-a-kind transmedia experience, players and fans can experience Defiance on the PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, or a Windows PC and become part of the online world ahead of the April 15th debut of the Syfy TV show.
ÂIn terms of ambition and scope, DefianceÂs transmedia features make it unlike any other entertainment experience,Â said Nathan Richardsson, TrionÂs VP of Development and Defiance Executive Producer. ÂAfter five years of development, it brings great pride to the Trion and Syfy teams seeing Defiance come to fruition.Â
For those who cannot wait until April 2nd to get a look into life as an Ark Hunter in Defiance, Trion released the full version of their highly-anticipated Defiance live action game trailer titled ÂJoin the FightÂ today. Set in the arid desert, this trailer combines the isolated, post-apocalyptic setting of Defiance with futuristic EGO technology and a Hellbug attack. This live action trailer gives further insight into the lives behind the Ark Hunters in Defiance, and how there is never a safe moment on this new, terraformed Earth.Â The full-length trailer is available at www.youtube.com/DefianceUniverse .
Gamers can now preorder Defiance online and at major game retailers, and choose from multiple game bundles, digital and physical, starting at USD $59.99: Standard, Collectors, and a very limited number of Ultimate editions are on sale now. Each package allows players to delve deeper, and more quickly, into the persistent futuristic universe where the survival of Earth relies on your skills as an Ark Hunter leveling up in massive co-op battles and fierce multiplayer combat.
View a complete breakdown of all of the Defiance platform editions here: http://defiance.com/en