Syfy’s Defiance is an ambitious project. Not only does it involve the TV series that premieres on Monday, April 15th, but the action also unfolds across an online multiplayer game where the world changes according to what goes down on your TV. We’re less than a week out, and the network has released another new trailer to pique your interest.
Defiance is set in the year 2046, after an alien invasion, and this latest video really plays up the frontier Western vibe of the show, as well as the immigrant drama nature of the story. St. Louis, now known as Defiance, has become a new kind of melting pot. Instead of settlers from all over the world, the residents of Defiance are a hodge-podge of races and species from all over the universe. It’s the kind of place where you occasionally need to fight a big, shirtless blue dude in an underground arena.
Into this boiling stew of racial and cultural tension comes Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his adopted alien daughter, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas). He’s a grizzled wasteland badass, in true Western tradition, and you can tell that she’s dangerous because she has a collection of knives strapped to her back. That should be a dead giveaway right there. A delicate harmony exists in the town, brokered by the mayor (Julie Benz), but events threaten to derail the tenuous balance.
Defiance premieres April 15th, but the game is already available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows.