The epic alien battle begins in latest trailer for Syfy's Defiance

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Jan 22, 2013, 5:53 PM EST

If you were worried Syfy's new post-alien invasion series Defiance wouldn't feature enough wild sci-fi action, the latest trailer is chock-full. Want to see a full-scale alien battle set in former St. Louis?

The new trailer finally starts to break down the premise, which is a disparate pile of survivors trying to make it in a tough world where humans don't seem to be alone at the top of the pecking order anymore.

Developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon (Farscape), the new series stars Grant Bowler (True Blood), Julie Benz (Angel), Jaime Murray (Warehouse 13) and a slew of ensemble players. We can't wait to get to know them all in the 12-episode debut season.

In addition to the series, the storyline will also play out in a videogame set to be released in April. The two will share the same world, and events in one will have consequences in the other.

Here's the synopsis:

Set in the near future, Defiance introduces an exotically transformed planet Earth, its landscapes permanently altered following the sudden - and tumultuous - arrival of seven unique alien races.  In this somewhat unknown and unpredictable landscape, the richly diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully.  Each week, viewers will follow an immersive character drama set in the boom-town of Defiance, which sits atop the ruins of St. Louis, MO, while in the game, players will adventure in the new frontier of the San Francisco Bay area. The dramatic tapestry of the series and the intense action of the game will exist in a single universe where their respective narratives will inform one another and evolve together into one overall story.
Check out the trailer below:

The new series premieres April 15 at 9 p.m.

(Via YouTube)

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