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Defiance Trailer Features Interspecies Fisticuffs

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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.

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Defiance Game Launch Trailer Brings The Action

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Defiance is one of the more ambitious science fiction projects to come along in a while. The Syfy TV series launches on April 15th, with Farscape’s Rockne S. O’Bannon as an executive producer and a cast that includes Dexter/Angel’s Julie Benz and Warehouse 13’s Jaime Murray. But Defiance is also an MMO, with the game existing in the same universe as the series, each feeding into the other. You don’t have to play Defiance the game to enjoy Defiance the show, but if you do get involved in both, the interplay between the two could be a lot of fun. And based on the action-packed launch trailer up above, Defiance the game looks like it might be worth checking out.

A third-person shooter MMO, the Defiance game casts players as an “Ark Hunter,” a mercenary sort who is always on the look for alien technology that occasionally crash to the Earth’s surface. See, Defiance is set in the aftermath of a long war between humanity and an invading species who had come to our homeworld to colonize after fleeing their own system. Between the war and some runaway terraforming tech, Earth is a very different place than it once was, with humans and aliens now forced to live and work with each other. Or, in the case of Ark Hunters, occasionally shoot each other in the face so they can’t steal your haul.

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Defiance History Chronicled On Newspaper Tumblr

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Irisa Nyira in Defiance

Tomorrow is the launch date for the Defiance massively multiplayer online game (MMO). This is the first step into the very ambitious launch of a new video game and TV series with a shared history and universe. The MMO takes place in San Francisco, while the TV series takes place in a new border town called Defiance (on the site of what used to be St. Louis). To bring the entirety of Defiance together, a very clever tumblrpage was created to flesh out the world of the show’s future Earth.

According to Cinema Blend, the “Defiance News” tumblr serves to let viewers and players know how Earth became inhabited with aliens, and the events that led up to the war and the invasion. The makers of Defiance have done a fine job building a vast and in-depth world full of interesting characters and locations. Whether or not the Defiance universe will translate into a successful TV series or MMO, however, remains to be seen.

The TV series (and game) will be set in the near future, when an alien race has migrated to Earth after their home system was destroyed. Unaware of the planet’s inhabitants, the alien race — known as the Votans, a race made up of seven different species — arrived to find themselves at odds with the human natives. After seven years of war, the planet was scorched by terraforming technology, making things hazardous to both the humans and the aliens. Both groups must now work together to re-build civilization, while learning not to fight amongst themselves.

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Defiance Preview: Check Out The First 14 Minutes Syfy’s New Series

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Programming on Syfy is hit or miss. The upcoming Defiance, from Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon looks great, but will it live up to that potential? Syfy has made answering that question just a little bit easier, with the first 14 minutes of the Defiance pilot now available online for your viewing pleasure. Usually not much can be gained from only 14 minutes, but Defiance does a fantastic job establishing their world and character relationships in a quick and engaging way. Check it out:

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Play Defiance The Game Early In Beta Events

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Defiance

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.

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Defiance Featurette Introduces The Two Main Characters

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Syfy’s upcoming series Defiance is one of the more ambitious science fiction ventures in recent memory. Not only is there the sprawling post-alien invasion television program side of things, events will also unfold across the landscape of a massive multiplayer online video game. Defiance the show premieres on April 15th, and you can get your hands on the game starting April 2nd. While you wait, take a gander at this new behind-the-scenes video.