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.