Get ready gamers; Defiance is coming!
Don’t worry if you have never heard of the game because Im willing to bet that over 90% of the worlds video game population hasn’t either but if Trion Studios and Rockne S. O’Bannon ( TV producer and writer) have their way we will all be swooning over it come this April.
Defiance is an amalgam of gaming and SCI Fi television that is poised to blow your mind in so many ways. lets start with the TV show.
On April 15th the world will be introduced to a new SCI Fi universe that pulls elements of famous science fiction franchises of years past. The best way I can describe the aesthetic is that its one part Mad Max, one part Waterworld and a smattering of Star Wars and Stargate thrown in for good measure. Oh let’s be real here; It’s a world like any other.
Essentially the earth is now home to a vast array of alien species that have landed here to start a new home after fleeing their native planets. The planet we call home has been slowly terraformed to accommodate our new guests and life as we know it has changed. Everything is familiar yet alien all at once. The TV show picks up after all of us have gotten comfy and used to each others presence and follows a Han Solo ‘ish character as he travel to St Louis with his adopted daughter ( she is an alien) and begins to interact with all manner of characters and personalities.
The show promises strong character development and ongoing dramatic storylines set on this ” New Earth”
So before you just assume that this game is going to be a lame ” based on the hit TV series” console/PC port allow me to blow your mind!
The game is a 3rd person MMO ( Massively Multiplayer Online Game) that is playable across all platforms ( PC, XBOX, and PS3)EDIT: IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT XBL/PS3/PC ON CONSOLES WILL NOT BE A FEATURE AT LAUNCH and is the only game this generation to allow CROSS platform play. For those of you who dont know what that means Ill elaborate…YOU CAN PLAY WITH YOUR FRIENDS REGARDLESS OF WHAT CONSOLE/PC THEY OWN!
The reason why this is important is because in addition to being a 3rd person shooter the game is also a Full fledged MMO. The world of Defiance is a persistent constantly evolving game world. Most PC players are up to date on this genres conventions but console players have never experienced this type of game before ( save for a couple of titles released many moons ago) and the closest thing they have experienced to PERSISTANCE is the game minecraft. We are talking about thousands of players on the same server all able to be played with and interacted with.
Being an MMO normally means paying an ongoing subscription fee of some kind but that’s where Defiance sets itself apart. It’s FREE to play ( powered by micro transactions and DLC packs) but does not limit what you experience because of it.
To add to this insane level of awesomeness is the fact that as the TV series progresses the developers will be cross pollinating the game world with various events that occur in the show and in-game events will make their way into the TV series plotlines.
Characters from the TV show will pop up in the game and you’ll be able to interact with them. This is an unprecedented level of collaboration and the first time this has been attempted for a video game!
I could go on forever about all the cool features and aspects of this game that gamers should be excited about but I’ll leave that to the boys and gals over at Trion’s Marketing team.
For now here are 5 MAJOR reasons to be incredibly excited about this game!
1: It’s a FREAKING MMO on your home console that you can play for FREE
2: Play with your friends regardless of what platform they use ( PS3, PC, XBOX)
3: Character Customization to make your character truly unique looking
4: A full ” Twitch” shooter under the hood that rewards player skill not ” point and click” combat like most MMO games on the market.
5: A TV series that draws from the game and a game that pulls story from the TV show!
Look forward to this game in April and be prepared to experience a game like no other you have ever played.This may be the only game you need to play this year!!
Oh yeah…..the TV show is being listed on Sy Fy in the U.S and for all our Canadian readers you can pick it up on Showtime.
Make sure you check out our competitive gaming division for all the upcoming details on what we are planning for Defiance
Dwayne” EVO Knight” Morash