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Defiance gets add-on content later this month.

by: Sean Cahill -
More On: Defiance
Back at E3, we covered the DLC that was announced by Trion for their MMO hybrid Defiance, though we didn't have a solid date for release.  It appears that the time has come and the wait is just another week.  August 20th will mark the first available DLC for the hit MMO.  The DLC will cost players $9.99 and can be found across all platforms for the title itself, though subscribers to the Defiance Season Pass will get first crack at the DLC.  New weaponry, sieges, PVP areas, and other game modes will be added into the already vast world of Defiance, making sure that players want to keep coming back and build up their characters.
CASTITHAN CHARGE PACK Introduces New Content for All Players, New Playable Species, Epic Story Missions, Incredible Weapons and Fresh Game Modes 
Redwood Shores, CA (Aug. 13, 2013) – Trion Worlds, the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era, announced today that the highly anticipated Castithan Charge Pack, the first major add-on content for online open world shooter Defiance will be available for download on the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 system and Windows® PC beginning on August 20, 2013. The Castithan Charge Pack is rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board and will cost $9.99/800 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live® online entertainment network for Xbox 360. Those who have subscribed to a Defiance Season Pass will get this first add-on content pack as part of their subscription.
The Castithan Charge Pack is unlike any other add-on content on the market, as it benefits all players in Defiance, allowing them to experience the evolution of the game together. While the free game content will be released to the entire Defiance player base, the Castithan Charge Pack provides players exclusive access to new story missions, gameplay rewards, vehicles, customization enhancements and more. 
As the new add-on content pack goes live, the following additions will be made to the game for all players, regardless of whether they have purchased the new content: 
  • New Charge Weapons – shotguns, sniper rifles and pistols 
  • Sieges -- a new type of dynamic content mode that combines Capture-and-Hold control points with kill scores, as enemies invade various mission locations, forcing players to band together to hold them off
  • New Monolith Major Arkfall – highly challenging arkfall event with a tough new boss and loot 
  • Military Academy – a new player-versus-player capture and hold map 
  • Duels Game Mode – challenge your friends online in one-on-one combat 
  • Additional in-game changes, including newly enhanced map, and new chat window 
Players who purchase the Castithan Charge Pack will receive access to the following: 
  • Play as the alien Castithan Species – create a new character or change your existing one 
  • New Battle Arena Game Mode – an instanced single player “horde mode”-style game that opens up a new story mission line, Castithan Charge Blade weapon and in-game item 
  • Unique version of the Raptor – a new four passenger truck designed to help small groups of arkhunters to quickly traverse the terraformed Bay Area
  • Unique Castithan outfit
  • New Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 system Achievements and Trophies
For more information on Defiance, please visit www.Defiance.com.