Open world shooter Defiance, from Trion Worlds, invites PC players to sign up for their very first beta event, which will kick off on January 18th.
This massively mulltiplayer online shooter and television series go hand-in-hand in an unprecedented partnership featuring an interconnected world and crossing storylines! Both are to debut simultaneously in April 2013, with viewers following the immersive drama each week as they adventure in the game.
Participants in “Advanced Mission Beta 1” will be transported to a futuristic San Francisco bay area, and will take on the role of an ark hunter. Part treasure hunter, part mercenary, ark hunters are genetically enhanced operatives who are fearless and lethal, dedicated in their mission to recover valuable alien technology and sell it to the highest bidder.
Players who participate in Advanced Mission Beta 1 will have full access to the tutorial, the expansive terraformed terrain of Mt. Tam, the Waterfront competitive multiplayer map, and the fierce Shadow War open world competitive multiplayer and Arkfall massive co-op boss battles.
The beta event is scheduled to start 8:00 AM PST on 1/18 and run through the weekend, ending at 9:00 PM PST on 1/20. The beta client will be playable in English, followed by other language versions at a future date.
For more information and to sign up for the beta, head to http://defiance.com/en/. Be sure to stay tuned to Curse for further news on this dual-media wonder! Last but not least, be sure to head to our Giveaways section, where you'll find beta keys and sweepstakes for some pretty sweet Defiance prizes!