TimesGate Studios have announced the release date for their upcoming sequel to Section 8. Section 8: Prejudice is set to release on Xbox Live Arcade for 1200MSP on April 20th and will deliver a five-hour campaign, 32-player competitive multiplayer and a 4-player co-op mode.
Prejudice is also going to deliver offline bot support for people who don’t fancy playing against people, or for those who want to practice their skills and learn the maps on offer.
Along with that their promising dymanic combat missions during multiplayer to ensure that each game you play is different as well as plenty of unlockable gear and heaps of customisation.
The biggest news it the promise of dedicated servers, something which is finally starting to become more common on your beloved console.
Finally, TimesGate are going to reward players of the first Section 8 game. Those who played the game will unlock Aegis Armor and the Reactive Plating upgrade when they fire up the game. If you managed to reach Level 25 you’ll also get unlock the Ablative Plating upgrade. The very dedicated players who attained Level 50 will also get the Explosives Amplifier upgrade. However, there is one stipulation in the press release which states “Provided players have not changed their Microsoft Gamertag or PlayStation®Network ID, the upgrades will be unlocked automatically”
“As the release of Prejudice quickly approaches, we’re really excited to unveil loyalty rewards for players of the original Section 8. We think the very attractive $15 price point of Prejudice will introduce the franchise to a ton of new fans,” said Adel Chaveleh, President and CEO of TimeGate Studios. “Xbox LIVE Arcade is the perfect platform on which to debut our large-scale launch. With a little extra time on the PC and PlayStation®Network launches, we will be able to ensure that gamers get the best possible experience and a solid launch on each and every platform.”
Fans of the first game will also be pleased to know that you’ll still be hitting the battlefield by firing yourself out of a ship 15,000FT in the air before controlling your descent and slamming into the ground. It’s a thing of beauty.