Trion’s April release window for Defiance is looking a bit more solid this week. The publisher has revealed several pre-order options both digital and physical for the upcoming MMOG shooter with several exclusive items. Pre-order bonuses include beta access, in-game items, boosters, and more depending on which option you choose. Speaking of options, players can choose from the Standard Edition ($59.99), Digital Deluxe Edition ($99.00), Collector’s Edition ($99), and the Ultimate Edition ($149.00).

You can learn more about the items available for each in the press release below. Defiance is scheduled to launch alongside its television show counterpart on the Syfy channel in April 2013. On a brighter note, the press release does state that the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 versions do not have separate subscriptions. So if you plan on playing across multiple platforms, you won't have to pony up for a subscription on each.

Be sure to check out our Defiance Beta Preview to learn more.


- Trion Worlds, the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era, announced today that the anticipated online open world shooter, Defiance™, is now available for pre-order in North America. Players who pre-order Defiance for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, or Windows PC will receive a variety of special bonuses that include elite in-game items and a guaranteed invite to the coveted beta.

Gamers can choose from multiple game bundles, digital and physical, starting at USD $59.99: Standard, Collectors, and a very limited number of Ultimate editions. 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.

Defiance is scheduled for release in April 2013, and can be pre-ordered online and at major games retailers in North America.

Defiance Pre-Order ($5) Bonuses Include:

  • Outlander outfit helps you blend in with the locals
  • Iron Demon title lets potential enemies know you are not to be messed with
  • Retailer Exclusive pre-order weapon that gives you a leg up out of the gate
  • 3-Day XP boost helps establish you on the battlefield
  • Beta Invitation – get in the game early!

Defiance Digital Deluxe Edition ($99) Includes:

  • Rare VBI Sentinel Shield helps you never let your guard down
  • In-game title:  Badlands Drifter
  • Ark Infiltrator outfit – look good while crackin’ skulls\
  • Hydra heavy weapon helps you bring the boom early
  • +5 Increased inventory space – don’t leave home without it
  • 30-Day scrip boost – more everything!
  • 30-Day XP boost – level up faster!
  • Lock Box – sweet random rewards!

Defiance Collector’s Edition ($99) includes the following:

  • Unique Defiance Collectors Box
  • CD soundtrack – from legendary composer Bear McCreary
  • Exclusive Art of Defiance book – unique stills and never-before-seen renders
  • Exclusive Hellbug statue
  • An official Von Bach Industries contract
  • Defiance Post Cards and stickers
  • Bonus “Making of Defiance” DVD
  • Rare VBI Sentinel Shield helps you never let your guard down 
  • In-game title:  Badlands Drifter
  • Ark Infiltrator outfit
  • Hydra heavy weapon helps you bring the boom early
  • +5 Increased inventory space it
  • Lock Box  
  • 7-Day scrip boost
  • 7-Day XP boost

Defiance Ultimate Edition ($149), available only at GameStop, adds the following to the Collector’s Edition:

  • Exclusive Defiance Messenger Bag
  • Exclusive in-game title: Pale Wars Ronin 
  • One Year Season Pass (Premium DLC) for Xbox 360, Windows PC, and PlayStation®3 1200 Bits

View a complete breakdown of all of the Defiance platform editions here:

*Xbox 360, Windows PC and PlayStation®3 system versions do not have a separate monthly subscription .

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

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2016

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