DEFIANCE™ ECLIPSES ONE MILLION REGISTERED ACCOUNTS
Defiance continues to gain momentum as gaming and TV audiences join forces
May 2, 2013 - Trion Worlds announced today that more than one million Defiance accounts have been created since the launch of the open world shooter one month ago today. Fans of both the game and show have truly immersed themselves into the futuristic world of Defiance, with gamers eclipsing major milestones in-game, while digital TV viewers have tuned in at record numbers for the first two episodes.
Killing hellbugs, driving ATVs and triggering Arkfalls are among the top in-game activities:
· The not so cute or cuddly hellbugs have put up a good fight, but gamers are showing an incredible love for dropkicking, exploding and decimating them by annihilating more than 500,000,000 hellbugs to date.
· Jumping on their ATV and cruising around the Badlands has led to gamers driving 50,000,000 miles around the terra-formed Bay Area.
· Banding together, Ark Hunters have engaged in triggering and battling back an incredible 1,000,000 Arkfalls.
Finally, Trion has announced the Defiance Most Wanted contest in which fans must outgun the competition in game from April 29 - May 12 to see themselves on an upcoming episode of Defiance on the Syfy channel. To enter this amazing chance to win a spot on the show, follow the contest registration steps at the official contest page here: www.defiance.com/most-wanted.
Defiance is rated PEGI 18. For more information on Defiance, please visit www.Defiance.com.
DEFIANCE™ LAUNCHES WORLDWIDE TODAY
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 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 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 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 http://defiance.com/en and both digital and physical games are all available at all major video games retailers. Standard editions start at €59.99 for on console and €49.99 on PC. The Collector’s Edition is available for €89.99 on console and €69.99 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 €119.99 and PC players for €99.99, 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 http://defiance.com/en.
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.