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FINAL DEFIANCE™ BETA EVENT DATES FOR PC AND CONSOLES ANNOUNCED

NDA to be lifted from Defiance Advanced Mission Beta 3 on March 22

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – MARCH 13, 2013 – Defiance™, the highly anticipated online open-world shooter from Trion Worlds, will enter its third and final PC beta phase on March 22, starting at 4pm CET, and ending on March 25 at 5am CET. For the first time, on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, console gamers will get the chance to experience a taste of the massive co-op boss battles and fierce multiplayer gameplay that takes place across this evolving sci-fi universe. Specific details for the beta phase on each platform will be included in official invitations that are scheduled for distribution next week.

Participants in Advanced Mission Beta 3 will get to play as Ark Hunters. Genetically enhanced with unique abilities and armed to the hilt with a variety of unique alien and human weaponry boasting thousands of upgrade options, Ark Hunters are fearless operatives who scour the Earth competing for alien technology against all odds for vast rewards.

The final beta, which is not representative of the final game, will let players explore the Mt. Tam and Madera regions with co-op battles on Angel Island and the Cronkhite Bunker. For Ark Hunters looking to test their might in some competitive multiplayer action, the Freight yard and Observatory will provide opportunities to prove themselves worthy of Von Bach Industries’ recruitment.

Thanks to a partnership with Dodge, Trion revealed last week that players pre-ordering Defiance will also get an exclusive in-game red Dodge Challenger at launch, in addition to the previously announced pre-order reward items.  The Dodge Challenger is the fastest vehicle in the game and players in the beta will get to test drive it first by competing in the Dodge time trial challenge located in Madera.   

Defiance is scheduled for release April 2, 2013, and is now available for pre-order. Players looking for a guaranteed invite to the final beta can get their key by pre-ordering now. PC players can now pre-order their copy of the game from Steam to get the exclusive Phoenix Sniper rifle as well as the red Dodge Challenger in-game items and other rewards at http://store.steampowered.com/app/224600.

Full pre-order details are available at http://www.defiance.com/pre-order.

JOIN THE FIGHT WITH DEFIANCE
GAME partners with Namco Bandai and Trion to offer early hands-on with online shooter Defiance at exclusive lock-in events

11th March 2013

UK’s leading videogames retailer GAME is partnering with Namco Bandai and Trion Worlds to host a lock-in campaign like no other for upcoming online shooter Defiance.

Taking over five locations in five different cities across five consecutive nights, the Defiance tour gives the gaming community a chance to get hands-on time with this ground-breaking, massively multiplayer 3rdperson shooter — due for release on April 2nd.

Gamers will get an amazing early glimpse into what to expect for release, as well as food and refreshments to keep them fuelled through the action. All the lock-in players will receive a beta access key to continue their adventure as ‘Ark Hunters’ during the Defiance online beta from March 21st. Gamers can also pre-order Defiance  in-store or online right now.

To join the fight — and your local GAME Defiance lock-in — pop in to your local store or send them a tweet! Gamers must be 18 to attend.

·         Sunday 17th March Sheffield  — Evolution, The Plaza, 8 Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield S1 4JL

·         Monday 18th March Manchester  — Walkabout, 13 Quay Street, Manchester, M33 HN

·         Tuesday 19th March Birmingham - Walkabout, Langley Bldg, Regency Wharf, 266a-271 Broad St, Bs 2ds

·         Wednesday 20th March Peterborough - Solstice Bar, Northminster Rd, Town Centre, Peterborough, PE1 1YN

·         Thursday 21st March London - The Assembly House, 292-4 Kentish town Rd, Camde London NW 52TG

GAME is also offering customers the chance to get their itchy trigger fingers around a Collectors Edition of Defiance, featuring an exclusive Hellbug statue, an Art of Defiance art book, Defiance soundtrack and bonus DVD, a VBI contract, two Defiance postcards and in-game items, including an Ark Hunter Infiltration outfit, seven-day XP boost, and an exclusive weapon. Check out the Collectors Edition of Defiance in your local store, or search Defiance online at www.game.co.uk.

Dave Howard, Stores Director at GAME said: “Defiance is a revolutionary online shooter, one demonstrating ground-breaking scope through its interaction with the upcoming Defiance TV show. We are really excited to be working so closely with our partners to bring this event to our gaming communities and can't wait to see gamers' reaction to this title.”

To learn more about Defiance go to http://defiance.com/en/

To find details about other exciting events that are happening throughout the year, please visit www.game.co.uk/events.

 

 

TRION ANNOUNCES DEFIANCE™ SEASON PASS – DELIVERING DYNAMIC POST LAUNCH CONTENT

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – March 7TH, 2013 - Trion Worlds has unveiled some details about the action packed Season Pass for the highly anticipated online open-world shooter Defiance™.  Players who want to save big on the first 5 DLC packs rolling out after launch can now pre-purchase the Defiance Season Pass for £24.99, a 20% savings*. Gamers will get a massive amount of content including a new playable alien species, new weapons and vehicles, missions, and rewards, plus two bonus items, an exclusive digital Hellbug combat cap and a Lock Box. The Defiance Season Pass is the ultimate content package for the true Ark Hunter!

The Defiance Season Pass can be purchased for £24.99 (PlayStation®Network and on PC) / 3200 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE). Once purchased, the content packs will be automatically available as they go live.

Defiance, which delivers massive co-op boss battles and fierce multiplayer action in an evolving sci-fi universe, is scheduled to launch globally on April 2, 2013.  It will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.

Defiance is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Defiance, please visit www.Defiance.com.

*Based on five DLC Packs at a suggested retail price of £6.50 each and Season Pass at a suggested retail price of £24.99.

DEFIANCE™ SHADOW WAR 

 

Trion Worlds has unveiled an action packed multiplayer combat game for Defiance™, the highly anticipated futuristic online open world shooter. Scheduled to launch globally on April 2, 2013, the game will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC. 

Dubbed “Shadow War.” Competitive multiplayer in Defiance is like nothing console players have ever seen, with Shadow War being fully integrated within the game’s massive scale co-op experience, giving players a choice to participate on their own terms, and allowing progression between co-op and competitive gameplay to be the same.

Packed full of fierce multiplayer action, out of this world alien-tech weaponry and gigantic infantry and vehicular battles, the Shadow War trailer gives a brief glimpse of what’s to come from one of the biggest games of the year.

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