With any MMOG there are bound to be a few bumps once the game rolls out of the launch gate. Trion’s Defiance, the dubbed “transmedia” project went live in the early hours of the morning on April 2nd for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Digital pre-order customers and those that may have gotten their boxed games a little early had the chance to dive in and start exploring the world of Defiance.

As expected, Defiance has had a few launch growing pains since bringing the servers up with connection and patching issues, and confusion about missing pre-order and Ark Hunter Code Reward, but as with any launch of this type we can expect to see things hopefully get better in the coming days.

While you wait to get patched up, be sure to check out our Defiance New Player Guide to help get you primed with some of the basics for Trion’s MMOTPS. The television tie-in to Defiance will air its 2-hour pilot episode on the Syfy channel on April 15th, 2013.


Massive Online Shooter Opens the World of Defiance Ahead of the Syfy Network TV Show Premiere

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – APRIL 2, 2013 - Trion Worlds, the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era, is proud to announce the launch of Defiance™, the groundbreaking futuristic online open world shooter for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The Defiance Universe expands even further on April 15th, with the premiere of Syfy Network’s Defiance series.

“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 its strength, customizing special abilities as well as upgrading a huge variety of both modern and alien weaponry at its 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 copies of the game are available at all major video game retailers. Standard Editions start at USD $59.99.  Premium bundles, including the digital Deluxe Edition for PC and physical Collector’s Edition for console and PC, are available for USD $99.99. A limited run Ultimate Edition is also available for console and PC for USD $149.99, and includes a season pass, all Standard and Collector’s editions items and an exclusive Hellbug figurine.

Digital PC customers who have already bought a digital Standard Edition can upgrade to the digital Deluxe Edition for $39.99.  Full details can be found on http://defiance.com/en.

To read the latest guides, news, and features you can visit our Defiance Game Page.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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