Namco Bandai And Trion Worlds Unite to Bring Defiance to The EU
Trion Worlds, the leading global developer and publisher of premium connected video games, and NAMCO BANDAI Games, leading video game publisher, developer and distributor, today announced they have signed a new agreement for the distribution of the anticipated massive open-world shooter Defiance.
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 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system 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.