Syfy’s Defiance is worth a spot on your radar for several reasons. First, it’s an actual, honest-to-gosh science fiction series on Syfy, which is a rarity these days. Second, it’s the baby of Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon. And then there’s the game angle. Defiance the TV series will exist alongside, and interact with, Defiance the video game. Now comes word of how you can sample the game side of things ahead of its April 2nd release date.
Trion, the developers of the Defiance game, have announced when players on each of the game’s three release platforms can join in with the early beta events. If you’re already planning on pre-ordering the game, you’ll automatically get to participate. If you’d rather sample the game before you lay down your hard-earned cash, you can click over to Trion’s website and sign up for the beta. Here are the dates in question:
- PC: March 22 – March 24
- PS3 – March 19 – March 25
- Xbox 360: March 25 – March 26
Defiance is a massively multiplayer online shooter game. As with the series, it takes place in the not-too-distant future, after Earth has been through the arrival of multiple alien species, a ensuing war, and terraforming technology that has fundamentally altered the landscape of our homeworld. While the TV series is set in the town of Defiance, a new settlement located in the ruins of St. Louis, the game is set in the San Francisco Bay area. Players take on the role of an “Ark Hunter,” scavenging the landscape to salvage alien tech.
Defiance releases on April 2nd for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.