Defiance coming April 2, another beta February 8-10

The open-world shooter (and TV marketing tie-in) Defiance has set a release date of April 2, to pave the way for the SyFy show debut on April 15. It will launch globally on that date for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, but if you want to give it a go-round early, you can try to get in on the next beta test.

The "Advanced Mission Beta" will start on February 8 at 8 AM PST and last until February 10 at 9 PM PST. You'll be fighting in a a future version of San Francisco, which we can only assume means super high-tech food trucks. This will be the second short beta for the game, after one that ran earlier this month.

You can sign up for a shot at the beta test at the official site. Trion has also created a virtual scavenger hunt that lets you scout for six-digit codes in various game assets and redeem them in for in-game rewards.

"In terms of ambition and scope, Defiance's transmedia features make it unlike any other entertainment experience," said executive producer Nathan Richardsson, in the announcement. "After five years of development, it brings great pride to the Trion and Syfy teams seeing Defiance come to fruition."

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