MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 26-28 OCTOBER
Trion Worlds' groundbreaking sci-fi video game Defiance™ has been unveiled as the lead sponsor for this October's MCM London Comic Con, Britain's biggest festival of modern pop culture. Due to be released in April 2013, the highly anticipated Defiance is a true genre revolution - a multiplatform online shooter that will interconnect with an upcoming Syfy Network television series set in the same universe.
MCM London Comic Con has seen a huge growth in numbers in recent years, and is expected to exceed 70,000 over the three day show at London’s ExCeL this October - making the event the perfect platform for product launches and promotions.
John Burns, SVP and GM Trion Europe, said: “Defiance is the first of its kind – a unique and never-before-attempted entertainment experience that seamlessly melds together a video game and TV series. We’re delighted to be involved with MCM London Comic Con and to begin building the excitement for Defiance among UK and European science-fiction fans.”
In Defiance, players are introduced to a future where humans and several alien species live together on an Earth ravaged by decades of war. Set in an alien terraformed San Francisco Bay Area, the game blends intense third-person shooter action with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO. An immersive story will evolve alongside the events of the TV series.
Created by Trion Worlds, the developers behind critically acclaimed fantasy MMO RIFT™ and eagerly awaited massively-multiplayer RTS End of Nations™, Defiance is set to launch on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 next April.
"We are delighted to have such a high profile game as Defiance as a brand partner," commented show co-organiser Bryan Cooney. "Tens of thousands of gamers will be attending the MCM London Comic Con weekend, making it an ideal place to get the Defiance message out to UK gamers."
To find out more about Defiance, please visit http://defiance.com/en
Tickets for MCM London Comic Con on 26-28 October are available at www.londonexpo.com/faq/tickets
In Defiance players and viewers are introduced to a world where humans and aliens try to make a new life together on a planet ravaged by decades of conflict. The game combines the intense action of a third-person shooter with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart exudes the scope, story, and character-driven drama of a classic science fiction epic. Because they exist in a single universe, the show and the game will influence each other and evolve together over time, with actions in both mediums driving the overall story of Defiance.
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™ 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.