The marketing for Defiance is in full giddy-up mode. The open-world shooter and TV/video game hybrid from Trion Worlds, with Syfy handling the TV shenanigans, will be launching April 2, 2013. That’s 13 days ahead of the show’s debut on Syfy on April 15. But there’s so much to do before then!
First off, you’ll probably want to take a look at the brand-spanking new live action trailer. This flesh-filled trailer is for the game, not the TV show, which is set in St. Louis. The trailer features the post-apocalyptic settings, clothing, vehicles and weaponry we can expect. Heck, even a dynamic event. Not to mention a healthy dose of xenophobia and action. You can catch the 5+ minute trailer it in its HD glory after the cut.
If you can wait that long, then you’ll be happy to know that Advanced Mission Beta 2 launches on Friday, February 8 at 8:00 AM PST and run until Sunday, February 10 at 9:00 PM PST. Beta participants will be trouncing around San Francisco making full use of the new Arkfall code reward system.
Yeap, in-game rewards before it’s even launched. Myll Erik, the Defiance Community Manager, has also updated the forum with an official pre-order FAQ.