Defiance, the futuristic online open world shooter launches around the world from today, within which gamer must protect the Earth as an Ark Hunter, hunting either in a multiplayer pack or by themselves, players must complete various missions, improving their skills and unlocking new equipment as they do.

I got a chance to jump into the beta recently and I have to say, it is a darn good game with a pretty decent story, something that is probably due to it being linked to its own TV series, hat will première on SyFy on April 16th.

The game is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the PC from today, and can be purchased from the Defiance website in 3 separate editions, the standard edition for £44.99 on console or £34.99 for the PC, collector’s edition for £64.99 or £54.99 respectively, or finally the limited edition, Ultimate Edition pack for £89.99 on console or £79.99 on the PC.

The collector’s edition of the game will include the following:

  • Collector’s Outfit – Ark Infiltrator
  • “Hydra” Rocket Launcher
  • Rare VBI Sentinel Shield
  • “+5” Inventory Space
  • 30-Day XP Boost
  • 30-Day Scrip Boost
  • Unique Vehicle Color
  • In-game title: Badlands Drifter

The Ultimate edition will include all items from the standard and collector’s editions, as well as a session pass and an exclusive messenger bag.

Check out the press release below for more information.

[spoiler show=”Show Press Release” hide=”Hide Press Release”]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 Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The Defiance Universe expands even further on April 16th, with the premiere of Syfy Network’s Defiance series in major European markets.“We’re incredibly prd 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 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


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