Namco Bandai to distribute Defiance in NA starting April 2
Trion Worlds chose the veteran video game publisher of Tekken and Ace Combat as its official distributor for North America and Latin America.
Namco Bandai will distribute Defiance for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC platforms when the game releases as scheduled on April 2, 2013.
Trion Worlds said Namco Bandai has a “proven track record” in distributing blockbuster games due to its expansive distribution network and long-established relationships with retailers.
For its part, Namco Bandai said that among mmorpg games, Defiance stands out with its “dynamic storytelling” since the game will tie in with the concurrently running Syfy television show. Namco Bandai said it was drawn in by the promise of innovative player interactions where Defiance game fans can affect the development of the TV storyline and vice versa.
Defiance is set to deliver a pulse-pounding open-world mmofps experience. In Defiance, players take on the role of Ark Hunters who seek out interstellar artifacts that have rained down on Earth. Retrieving the information and technology in these fallen arks will form the core of the shooter experience, as players compete with fellow Ark Hunters in search of the same treasure or face off against the fearsome creatures that guard each Ark.