Defiance – Requires No Monthly Subscription, Four New Editions Announced

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Questions surfaced about whether or not Defiance would adopt a subscription-based model. While the micro-transaction in the game are still unknown, Sony revealed yesterday that the title will not have a monthly subscription.

While it’s not exactly a free-to-play title, it does follow the standard of pretty much every console multiplayer title out there, meaning that you’ll have to purchase the game at retail price. Lucky you, there will be four different editions to select from.

Sony announced yesterday that the Playstation 3 version (also available for Xbox 360) of the game will be receiving four different additions. The first edition is just the game, except if you pre-order it you’ll get additional items.

Defiance Pre-Order ($59) Bonuses Include:

  • 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) Includes:

  • 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:

  • Defiance Messenger Bag
  • Game box and disc
  • Hellbug Statue
  • Art of Defiance Art Book
  • Defiance Soundtrack and Bonus DVD
  • VBI Contact
  • Two Defiance post cards
  • Digital Items:
  • 1,200 Bits
  • Ark Hunter Infiltrator Outfit
  • Hydra Heavy Weapon
  • Retailer Exclusive weapon
  • VBI Sentinel Shield
  • 7 Day scrip boost
  • 7 Day XP boost
  • Lock Box
  • +5 Inventory
  • In-game title: Badlands Drifter

Defiance just went live with a special beta event this past weekend for the PC. No news about if/when the Beta will hit consoles, but it can’t be too far off. For those who played the PC Beta, what are your thoughts?

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