Defiance / Version Played: PS3
Trion Worlds / PS3-360-PC / March 28th / RRP $89-$69
The story in Defiance is easily it’s biggest asset. The people at Trion Worlds have undertaken the ambitious task of linking the game’s story with the TV show. The game takes place in the San Francisco Bay Area after a massive world-wide terraforming event led to the alteration of the landscape, the fall of plants and animal species and the rise to new species. Several alien species came to Earth to set up a new home, which led to war, further devastating the planet. After the war, both Humans and the aliens, known as Votans, learned to live side by side. Players are enlisted as “Ark Hunters” by Karl Von Bach (CEO of Von Bach Industries) to travel to the Bay Area in search of advanced and expensive alien technology. Players also take part in side missions to earn some cash or challenges where they compete with other Ark Hunters.
Even though the TV show is set in St Louis and the game is set in San Francisco, the creators have said that they look to integrate characters and story line later down the track. This really excites us as this is something that has never really been done. The series premiere is on Thursday April 18 at 9.30pm EST on SF. If you’re planning to pickup this game then we suggest that you tune in.