By Alexa Ray Corriea on Apr 16, 2013 04.16.13
It's a teasy kind of Tuesday. Bestheda shared an enigmatic Vine clip teasing something new, Xbox 360 and PC servers for MMO Defiance are still offline after a problem with the game's latest patch and Respawn Entertainment filed a trademark for something called "Titan," which may or may not be its in-the-works sci-fi shooter. Polygon also got a chance to chat with former Capcom producer and current Platinum Games president Tatsuya Minami about his personal past and Platinum's future. Bethesda teases upcoming reveal with vintage music, barbed wire Defiance Xbox 360 and PC servers taken offline to fix game-breaking error in latest patch The president and future of Platinum Games Respawn Entertainment files trademark for Titan
By John Funk on Apr 16, 2013 04.16.13
A new trailer out for Trion Worlds' near-future MMO Defiance introduces us to the mysterious alien Arks and the player characters who want to plunder them. The alien Votans came to Earth to settle, believing it to be uninhabited, but were met with mistrust and hostility from the humans already living here. Fighting broke out, but the worst of the destruction accompanied the fall of the Votans' Ark ships. The fall of the Arks led to terraforming of the Earth's surface, transforming it into a hostile environment. However, the Arks were full of advanced Votan technology, and the goal of the player Ark Hunters is to investigate the wrecked hulks for alien riches. Defiance launched earlier this month for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Its companion TV series premiered yesterday on...
By John Funk on Apr 16, 2013 04.16.13
Defiance, the television half of an ambitious transmedia project between Syfy Network and MMO maker Trion Worlds, made its TV premiere last night. Set in a ruined St. Louis, Missouri several decades after aliens encounter Earth in 2013, Defiance portrays an uneasy truce between humans and aliens eking out a struggle in an environment rendered significantly harsher by war. The first episode is embedded above with Hulu; non-US viewers can check out the first 14 minutes via the SyFy website. The MMO half of Defiance launched on Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC earlier this month. Polygon previously took a look behind the scenes of both parts of Defiance last November.
By Jenna Pitcher on Apr 02, 2013 04.02.13
The launch trailer for Trion World's massively-multiplayer online shooter, Defiance, is a montage celebrating the game's wide variety of characters, monsters and weaponry. The game takes place in San Francisco, 35 years in the future and is tied-in with an upcoming SyFy series of the same name. A Defiance season pass is available and will grant players with the first five content packs. Content packs include new alien species, additional missions, vehicles and weapons, along with a Hellbug combat cap and Lock Box for use in-game. The season pass costs $39.99 and content packs will be available separately for $9.99. Read our interview with the game's creative lead Bill Trost and directing producer of the Defiance Syfy series, Michael Nankinas. Defiance comes out today for Xbox 360, P...
By Samit Sarkar on Mar 01, 2013 03.01.13
One of the many enemy groups in Defiance is the Ninety-Niners, the focus of a new video released today by publisher Trion Worlds. The Ninety-Niners are "crazed cyborgs," miners who gave up their humanity to augment their bodies in ways that would help them scour the Earth for minerals and other precious commodities. When they were human, they ran the Muir Union Mining Company. Their cybernetic enhancements give them superhuman strength, and they're fiercely territorial beings — so be careful when you're traipsing through Ninety-Niner country. Defiance, a first-person shooter MMO that is tied into a Syfy television series of the same name, launches April 2 on Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, two weeks before the series premiere. For more details, check out our preview from...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Feb 26, 2013 02.26.13
Episode 2 of the Defiance: Ark Hunter Chronicles series, "Born to Hunt," introduces two wild characters ready for the thrill of a hunt. "These two are exactly what I'm looking for," the episode's narrator says. "Skilled. Resourceful. Strategic. But then, not everyone is born to hunt." Defiance, the video game tie-in to the upcoming SyFy show of the same name, is a massively multiplayer online shooter. The story takes place in a futuristic San Francisco, where alien terraforming has drastically changed Earth. The first episode, "New Freedom," premiered last week. The game will launch for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation April 2, while the TV series will premiere on the SyFy Channel April 15. Defiance is available for pre-order now. Check out our behind-the-scenes look at the show...
By Jenna Pitcher on Feb 25, 2013 02.25.13
The latest trailer for Trion Worlds' MMO Defiance highlights the PvP action players can expect from the title, including the use of all-terrain vehicles, quad bikes and heavy weapons. The trailer features what looks like a capture the base multiplayer mode, as well as a lightning gun, grenade launcher, Gatling gun and many more. Defiance, which is set in future San Francisco, is a tie-in with the upcoming series of the same name. The MMO is scheduled to launch April 2 for Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. Defiance will premiere on the Syfy Channel on April 15.
By Dave Tach on Feb 08, 2013 02.08.13
In a conversation at DICE this week, Nick Beliaeff, vice president of production at Trion Worlds, and Mark Stern, president of SyFy, discussed the history, trials and successes behind their upcoming Defiance collaboration. "We wanted to get into a more expansive place for our content. It's a natural extension for our company, already," Stern said at the beginning of the talk. Check out the video above to see the half-hour discussion. For more on Defiance in all of its forms, be sure to check out our feature where we went behind the scenes of the television show's production and our interview with the developers at Trion, where we learned about the MMO.
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Jan 30, 2013 01.30.13
Sci-fi MMO shooter Defiance will launch on April 2, developer Trion Worlds announced today. Defiance will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC two weeks before the April 15 debut of its tie-in television show on the Syfy Channel. Trion Worlds made the announcement via the live-action trailer posted above, which shows several of the franchise's Ark Hunter characters locked in confrontation on a windy desert. The trailer is an extended version of the "Join the Fight" video released last week. Defiance will be available both digitally and physically and is currently available for pre-order both online and at participating retailers. Buyers can choose between a $59.99 Standard Edition containing additional weapons and stat boosts or the $99.99 Deluxe edition, which...
By Emily Gera on Jan 25, 2013 01.25.13
Developer Trion Worlds introduces the mutant enemy race set to populate the war-torn world of the upcoming MMO Defiance in it's latest video. This new footage highlights the evolution of the mutant as they transform from human soldier into a heaving and raging creature. Mutants retain their formal training as soldiers, as well as their weapons. Despite this, they aren't invincible. Trion Worlds offers a look at numerous character models of the mutant race, while giving an overview of how they came to be and what strategy is best used against them. Defiance will release for Windows PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is scheduled to launch alongside a television show set in the same universe on April 15. Check out our behind-the-scenes feature here.