Defiance 'Castithan' pack coming August 20

By Steve Watts, Aug 13, 2013 4:00pm PDT

The first expansion for Defiance has been given a date. The "Castithan Charge Pack" will hit PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 on August 20 for $9.99, or as part of the season pass subscription.

As previously reported, the pack will include a new Casithan species, a Battle Arena game mode, unique Raptor vehicle, and a unique Castithan outfit. It will go on sale alongside an update for all players that will add a Sieges mode, a Duals mode, new weapons, a new Arkfall event, a new PvP map, and various tweaks like an enhanced map and chat window.

The show (and by extension, the game) was renewed for a second season, but Trion has been shaking up the studio regardless. Shortly after the renewal, it hit the team with layoffs. It said that was simply part of the natural progression from an in-development game to ongoing support, but only a few months later it shut down its San Diego office as part of a consolidation effort. Defiance development was moved to the Redwood City office, where Rift is helmed.

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