PS3 gamers spoilt for choice with Defiance

Have you seen or read anything about Defiance? It looks crazy, right? This is a sci-fi MMO that will interconnect with a T.V. program on the Syfy channel with both the show and in-game events affecting the other. In principal it sounds cool, but whether it will actually work is a different matter.

Either way, the hype has been ramped up this week with the news that no less than four versions will be available for PS3 gamers this April. The more money you have to spend, the more luxurious the package you can purchase.

Here’s what’s on offer, starting with the cheapest…

Defiance Pre-Order ($59)

Outlander outfit helps you blend in with the locals
Iron Demon title lets potential enemies know you are not to be messed with
Retailer Exclusive pre-order weapon that gives you a leg up out of the gate
3-Day XP boost helps establish you on the battlefield
Beta Invitation – get in the game early

Defiance Digital Deluxe Edition ($99)

Rare VBI Sentinel Shield helps you never let your guard down
In-game title: Badlands Drifter
Ark Infiltrator outfit – look good while crackin’ skulls
Hydra heavy weapon helps you bring the boom early
+5 Increased inventory space – don’t leave home without it
30-Day scrip boost – more everything
30-Day XP boost – level up faster
Lock Box – sweet random rewards

Defiance Collector’s Edition ($99) includes the Digital Deluxe items and adds the following:

Unique Defiance Collectors Box
CD soundtrack – from legendary composer Bear McCreary
Exclusive Art of Defiance book – unique stills and never-before-seen renders
Exclusive Hellbug statue
An official Von Bach Industries contract
Defiance Post Cards and stickers
Bonus “Making of Defiance” DVD
7-Day scrip boost
7-Day XP boost

Defiance Ultimate Edition ($149, GameStop Exclusive) adds the following to the Collector’s Edition:

Exclusive Defiance Messenger Bag
Exclusive in-game title: Pale Wars Ronin
One Year Season Pass (All DLC)
1200 Bits

Defiance will also be available on Xbox 360 and PC.