First Defiance gameplay trailer shows off massively-multiplayer bug shooting

At PAX East today, Trion Worlds released the first ever gameplay footage of its upcoming cooperative MMO shooter Defiance . The video takes place in "a terraformed land reminiscent of the San Francisco Bay Area" and makes those in PC Gamer's South San Francisco office glad there are no such things as "Hellbugs," which make bed bugs seem awfully cuddly.

As if being a multi-platform (PC, 360, PS3) cooperative MMO shooter wasn't enough, Defiance is also a television series which will air on Syfy. According to Trion and Syfy, the show and game will influence each other, with "actions in both mediums driving the overall story." There's new information about the show on the official site .

In addition to the trailer, a set of new screenshots has also crawled out of the Boston convention:

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Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.