I had never heard of this game until I saw this trailer, but now that I’ve seen it and read up a bit on the concept, I’m TOTES ONBOARD, Y’ALL.
Defiance, it seems, is a game that looks to connect an ongoing TV show on the SyFy channel with an MMO shooter video game for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Here’s the official description from the game’s website:
“Set in the near future, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a completely transformed planet Earth, inhabited by the disparate survivors of a universal war who endeavor to build a new society among the devastation. The game combines the intense action of a ‘AAA’ console shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart weaves the rich tapestry of the world into a series with the scope, characters, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic. Because they exist in a single universe, the show and the game will influence each other and evolve together over time, with actions in both mediums driving the overall story of Defiance.”
THAT’S SUCH A GOOD FUCKING IDEA. I am seriously wondering why no one thought of that already.
Anyway, the gameplay looks pretty bad-ass too, what with the giant teeth things running around and chomping people to death. Very cool.
And we got the trailer just in time for Good Friday!