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Durva360
05-08-2013, 05:10 AM
DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS FROM THE SHOW. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!


EPISODE 4

Most Wanted

The ultimate game and show crossover is about to occur. Namely, YOU could end up on the show. Here's how it works. By entering the "Most Wanted" contest, players of the game have the opportunity to have themselves appear in the show. It's as cool as it sounds. Get more details, and find out how to enter, here.

Your Brain on Adreno

Nico and Ulysses were involved in an illegal operation manufacturing Adreno, a stimulant originally used to fuel soldiers during the Pale Wars. In the Defiance game, some enemies are hooked on Adreno, making them even more fearsome (and erratic) than they normally are.

Stratocarriers

In the Defiance game, Nolan, Irisa and the players arrived in the Bay Area on a crashing Stratocarrier...much like the derelict hunk in which Kenya was held captive. Only five were ever built (and thus you've got two accounted for), but only one remains operational.

Who's That Bioman?

Before being plugged by Nolan, the Bioman Ulysses made a nuisance of himself in the first episode (remember, he fought Nolan?). Defiance players can discover more about this big, blue meanie through medical records within one of the EMC bunkers in the game. Additionally, players will encounter some particularly nasty Biomen.

Comrades in Arms

We get a good glimpse of the tattoo on Nolan's shoulder, which he got while serving in the military and fighting in the Pale Wars. His fellow solider there was Jon Cooper, a character in the game (their infantry was known as "The Iron Demons").

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EPISODE 3

HELLBUGS!

The nest of Hellbugs under Defiance caused at least two notable deaths, and any number of headaches for Datak, Nolan, and the rest of the town's citizens. Ark hunters in the Bay Area, however, should be plenty familiar with these terraforming disaster-created critters, as they're a formidable and pervasive enemy in the game.

Phear the Phermones

Rynn used attack pheromones to make the Hellbugs zero in on her targets - a technique that Nolan was able to use to save our heroes' hides in the nest when he turned the little buggers against their Matron. Could this concept make its way into the game world? Stay tuned!

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EPISODE 2

Cold Fire Blues

Amanda wore her arm in a sling throughout Episode 2, an injury inflicted by a cold fire weapon during the battle with the Volge. Cold fire-wielding Volge will be one of the most dangerous enemies players face in battling around the ruins of the Bay Area.

The World Runs on Gulanite

The luminous blue crystals mined by Rafe McCawley are raw, uncut Gulanite, which is a powerful ore that fuels much of the alien technology used on the new frontier. You'll recognize it in the game, too, since the art teams from both game and show collaborated on a unified look for the stuff.

The Defiant Few

Nolan boasts about his skills a lot in this episode, but he has the history to back it up. Not only was he in a special forces unit known as the Iron Demons, but he was one of the Defiant few that laid down arms in the Battle of Defiance. His friends and fellow soldiers in that, Jon Cooper and Tork Mork, can be found in the game.

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EPISODE 1

Nolan, Irisa and the Crystal Caper

When we first see Nolan and Irisa, they're traveling to parts unknown, hoping to get enough cash to travel to the fabled (and tropical) Antartica. What players of the game know is that Nolan and Irisa are actually traveling FROM San Francisco. There, in one of the game's very first missions, players worked with Nolan and Irisa, who had been hired to locate the valuable Libera Nova Gem. Rather than deliver the gem to their employer, Varus, Nolan and Irisa took off with it for parts unknown – which is where we pick them up in the TV series.

The gem that Nolan activates in the fallen ark is the same Libera Nova Gem written about above. Did you catch Irisa's line "We can pay off Varus?"

Armistice Festival

Amanda led the people of Defiance in celebrating Armistice Day, which marked the end of the Pale Wars that nearly destroyed the planet. Just as they celebrate on the TV show, players in the game will witness celebratory evidence as they explore San Francisco.

Enter the Volge

The Volge are a deadly race of bellicose aliens intentionally left behind when the Votans' system was destroyed (except – surprise –they weren't so left behind). When they turn up, Volge are among the nastiest enemies in the game.

The 99'ers

The "99'ers" that Amanda refers to in her speech to rally the citizens of Defiance to fight the Volge? (Remember, she mentioned that they had collapsed a mining tunnel a few years earlier?). Well, the 99ers are former miners that were driven insane by toxic chemicals found deep underground. They are a frequent source of headaches for players in the game.

Ara Shondu

When Amanda is lying to her sneaky assistant Ben, she claims that she's got an upcoming meeting Ara Shondu. Shondu is the Mayor of Paradise, a settlement in the Bay Area that is featured in the game.