Trion Worlds and Namco Bandai Games today announced they have signed a new agreement for the distribution of the anticipated massive open-world shooterDefiance.
Following this agreement, the Namco Bandai Group will distribute at retail in Europe, Middle-East, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand Defiance for the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and PC in April 2013.
Defiance is an immersive online open-world shooter for console and PC set in a future shattered Earth. A revolutionary transmedia experience, the game will launch alongside the original Syfy 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, while its TV counterpart exudes the scope, story, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic.
John Burns, SVP and GM Trion Worlds Europe, said: “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 both high-street and online retailers.”
“We are really looking forward to collaborate with Trion Worlds, a very dynamic company which develops high-quality and successful massively social games, on such an ambitious and exciting project which is Defiance” added Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at Namco Bandai Games Europe.
Defiance will be available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC at retail in April 2013.