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Section 8: Prejudice finally sets a date

Posted by: Jeremy at 4/6/2011 8:13 AM
TimeGate Studios has finally put a firm release date on its upcoming shooter Section 8: Prejudice. The title will finally be released on both the Xbox Live Arcade and PC within the next month. The Xbox Live Arcade version will launch on April 20 while the PC version will be available on May 4, 2011. The PlayStation Network version of the title is scheduled for a later release, sometime this summer.

The high-octane shooter is set to launch at an incredible price point of $15 regardless of platform and is easily the most robust shooter available for that price. Featuring both a robust campaign mode as well as a variety of multiplayer options, you are definitely getting your money’s worth. Both Chuck and I have been fortunate to spend some time on various builds of the game and have walked away seriously impressed. Some of the features touted for the game are:
  • Mobilize by Drop Spawning from 15,000 feet, use Jet Packs to evade enemies, and ram opponents in Overdrive
  • Campaign mode: 5-hour story-driven single-player campaign
  • Conquest mode: Large-scale multiplayer for up 32 players
  • Swarm mode: Four player co-op mode where shooter gameplay meets tower defense
  • Offline bot support for all game modes
  • Highly customizable weapon and equipment loadouts; deep level progression and unlockable content systems
  • Dynamic Combat Missions: ensure no two multiplayer games ever play the same
  • Dedicated Servers for all platforms, robust Stats Portal and Clan Management tools
  • All of this for only $15 / 1200 Microsoft points – straight to your hard drive!
You can read the full, official statement regarding the relase on the next page, including details on loyalty rewards for players of the original game. See you on the battlefield!



April 5, 2011

Section 8®: Prejudice™ Release Date on Xbox LIVE Arcade Set for April 20
The Year’s Biggest $15 Shooter also awards unlocks for loyal Section 8 fans

Sugar Land, TX – (April 4, 2011) TimeGate Studios announced release dates and loyalty rewards for Section 8: Prejudice, the year’s most robust $15 downloadable shooter. The game rolls out to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on April 20, 2011; comes to Windows PC via online distributors, including Steam and Games for Windows Marketplace, on May 4, 2011; and hits the PlayStation®Network in Summer 2011.

Section 8: Prejudice features:

Mobilize by Drop Spawning from 15,000 feet, use Jet Packs to evade enemies, and ram opponents in Overdrive
Campaign mode: 5-hour story-driven single-player campaign
Conquest mode: Large-scale multiplayer for up 32 players
Swarm mode: Four player co-op mode where shooter gameplay meets tower defense
Offline bot support for all game modes
Highly customizable weapon and equipment loadouts; deep level progression and unlockable content systems
Dynamic Combat Missions: ensure no two multiplayer games ever play the same
Dedicated Servers for all platforms, robust Stats Portal and Clan Management tools
All of this for only $15 / 1200 Microsoft points – straight to your hard drive!
TimeGate also unveiled a loyalty rewards program for its dedicated Section 8 fans. TimeGate will unlock Section 8: Prejudice equipment upgrades for players of the original Section 8, based on the Level they attained as of April 20th, 2011. Anyone who played the original Section 8 will instantly unlock Aegis Armor and the Reactive Plating upgrade, while those who reached Level 25 will additionally unlock the Ablative Plating upgrade. The very dedicated players who attained Level 50 will also get the Explosives Amplifier upgrade. 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.”

For more information visit www.warisprejudice.com , and follow the game on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Section8Game and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/Section8Game.





About TimeGate Studios
TimeGate Studios Inc. (www.timegate.com) is a world-class independent entertainment company specializing in redefining video game genres. The company is dedicated to bringing next-generation, cutting-edge gaming experiences to multiple platforms.

Located in Sugar Land, TX, the company has scored major successes on all major platforms since its founding in 1998. TimeGate distributes its original IP games at retail, through digital download services and via TimeGate’s online storefront.

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