San Jose, Calif. – February 19, 2013 – Leading video game publisher, developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and Trion Worlds, the leading global developer and publisher of premium connected video games, today announced they have signed an agreement for the retail distribution of the highly-anticipated, massive, open-world shooter Defiance™.
Following this agreement, NAMCO BANDAI will distribute Defiance for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows-based PCs at videogame retailers in North and Latin America in April.
Defiance is an immersive online open-world shooter set in a future shattered Earth. Defiance delivers a revolutionary trans-media experience, as the game will launch alongside the original Syfy® Channel TV show Defiance; with events from each impacting the other’s evolution. The game combines the intense action of a console third-person shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online game), while its TV counterpart exudes the scope, story, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic.
We’re delighted to be working with NAMCO BANDAI, a great company with a proven track record in bringing big games successfully to the market thanks to their great distribution network and excellent relationship with retailers,” said Keri Taylor, Director of Sales, Trion Worlds.
“With its direct connection with the Syfy television show, Defiance is breaking new ground in dynamic storytelling within videogames,” says Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Never in the history of videogames has player interactions and videogame scenarios had a direct effect on a television show’s storyline and vice versa. We’re excited to see Defiance provide pulse pounding entertainment on two fronts!”
Defiance is scheduled to be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system, and Windows PC at North and Latin American retailers April 2, 2013.
For more information about Trion Worlds, please visit trionworlds.com
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com
About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era. Powered by a breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played and sold. Trion’s world-class team delivers high-quality, dynamic and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres and devices; including the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Rift® and the highly-anticipated End of Nations®, Warface, and Defiance™. Trion is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in San Diego, Calif., Austin, Texas, and at Trion Worlds Europe in London, UK.
In Defiance, players embark on a journey into a futuristic online open world shooter where the survival of Earth relies on their skills as an Ark Hunter, as they level up in massive co-op battles and fierce multiplayer combat. Players can also hunt alone while improving skills and unlocking powerful modern and alien weaponry that is essential for survival in the constantly evolving online world. Defiance invites gamers to explore vast landscapes on a variety of vehicles while leading the charge in huge co-op battles. Immerse yourself in the world of Defiance as the game impacts, and is impacted by, the Defiance TV series.
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