• PS3

Watch the show, play the game, change the world.

  • Release Date: Out Now
  • Genre: Action
  • Publisher: Trion Worlds
  • Developer: Trion Worlds
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    • Arm yourself with the firepower of the future in a world torn apart by a series of disastrous wars between humans and aliens.
    • Play the game then watch the Syfy drama to see how your victories impact the TV show, and vice versa.
    • Take on countless players via PlayStation Network as you seek your fortune in vast Arkfall battles for precious alien technology.   
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    Join the fight

    When the Votans came to our planet as refugees following the destruction of their solar system, some saw it as an alien invasion; war devastated the globe, with neither side gaining the upper hand. During the fight, Votan terraforming technology was accidentally triggered, changing planet Earth almost beyond recognition. Eventually, united by a common will to survive, humans learned to live side by side with the Votan immigrants.

    As a result of the war, Earth is now orbited by the remains of Arks – the colossal ships used by the Votans to bring them to our solar system. The wreckage from these Arks rains down on Earth in events known as Arkfalls, bringing with it valuable alien technology – and this is where you come in.

    As an Ark Hunter employed by the Von Bach Corporation to hunt down valuable Arktech capable of repairing our shattered planet, it’s down to you to secure it for the good of the human – and Votan – race. But you’re not alone; as well as thousands of other Ark Hunters who can either help or hinder you from securing this Arktech, you’ll have to face the countless mutant creatures inhabiting Earth as a result of the Arkfalls… and they’re far from friendly.

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    It’s Earth… but not as we know it

    Your introduction to Defiance’s version of Earth is literally a bumpy one. As your transport ship crash-lands en route to the San Francisco Bay Area, you and your fellow hunters are scattered around a lush forest scarred by the wreckage of your ship. Your first task is to investigate the crash site and locate any survivors, however, you’re free to roam around the world from the moment you hit the ground. Straight away, you’ll encounter mutant enemies, from skittering Hellbugs to vicious Riflemen, as well as all the other players who have landed alongside you.

    Open up your map and you’ll begin to get an idea of the scale of the world around you. Defiance is set over a vast area of the North-West USA, covering swathes of pine forests to the remains of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The setting is recognisably Earth – transformed and battered into a dangerous new world.

    There’s more to Defiance than just a game. A Syfy channel TV series promises to influence the game’s progression with new missions based on the events of the latest episode, so keep your eyes peeled – you may even spot a few cameo appearances from the TV show characters as you join the hunt for Arktech…

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    Ark Hunters, prepare for battle

    Before you take your first steps onto the ravaged terrain of Defiance on PS3, you’ll need to decide what kind of Ark Hunter you are; a grizzled human, or a sleek alien. Will you be a hardened Veteran of the Pale Wars, or a skilled Survivalist – an outsider with a natural talent for Ark hunting? Maybe a reformed Outlaw, or a Machinist – worth their weight in gold on the industrial battlefield. The choice is yours.

    As an Ark Hunter, you’re equipped with an Environmental Guardian Online, or EGO. This implant will guide you through the world and assist you with the awesome weapons and super-human skills you have available to help you get the jump on the enemy.

    Initially, you’ll have four basic powers to choose from; become invisible with the Cloak, move at intense speeds with Blur, boost your weapon power with Overcharge, or fool your foes with the Decoy power and generate a mirror image of your character. As you progress through the game, these abilities can be upgraded and improved, influencing the way you approach battles and ultimately your success as an Ark Hunter – so it pays to think about your particular style of play when choosing which power you want to bind to your EGO.

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    Become the hunter – and the hunted

    Defiance thrusts you into a Massively Multiplayer Online world alongside thousands of other Ark Hunters, all striving to track down precious Arktech and survive the mutant threat. You can choose to work with other players to take down your common enemies and retrieve your bounty – or, later in the game, select competitive missions where it’s every man, woman and alien for themselves.

    As the world opens up to you, the vast map becomes populated with various types of mission for you to tackle. You can choose to progress the main storyline or seek out side missions that will give more depth to the world of Defiance. Alternatively, hone your skills in Hotshot, Time Trial or Rampage missions that will reward you with new weapons and abilities – or cash to buy more kit from a vendor.

    Less common – yet generally more rewarding – are the dynamic events that rock the world around you. These Arkfalls bring meteor-sized debris raining down from space, attracting mutants and Ark Hunters to secure the alien bounty. Some can be tackled alone, while major Arkfalls require teamwork with other players nearby. And uniquely to Defiance, the Syfy channel TV show tie-in creates an ever-evolving storyline for the game, populating the world with new missions based on the TV episodes.

    • Players

      1-64 Players

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