Since E3, last year, we've talked sporadically about Defiance, the upcoming MMOFPS from Trion Worlds, which will have ties to a major televisions series on the SyFy network, by the same name.
As much of a mystery as the key we received today in the mail is, the link between the game and the series is just as mysterious, with the only available details being that the game and the series will exist in the same time and place and they will, in some way, impact one another.
So, Trion Worlds released a new competitive multiplayer trailer today, featuring...well, competitive multiplayer combat for Defiance, which is scheduled to launch globally on April 2, 2013, on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
The new trailer showcases the open world competitive multiplayer system, dubbed "Shadow War." Competitive multiplayer in Defiance is like nothing console players have ever seen, with Shadow War being fully integrated within the game's massive scale co-op experience, giving players a choice to participate on their own terms, and allowing progression between co-op and competitive gameplay to be the same.
Packed full of fierce multiplayer action, out of this world alien-tech weaponry and gigantic infantry and vehicular battles, the Shadow War trailer gives a brief glimpse of what's to come from one of the biggest games of the year.
When we touched this one at E3, it was a definite competitor for best shooter, but was juuust edged out by Planetside 2. It is absolutely BAD ASS so make sure you keep an eye on this one!