Section 8: Prejudice hits XBLA April 20

PC version of TimeGate first-person shooter sequel to launch May 4, with PlayStation Network version following this summer.

by

The week of April 17 will be a big one for shooter fans on all major consoles. SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs will debut on the PlayStation 3, The Conduit 2 is expected to launch on the Wii, and TimeGate Studios today announced that its own Section 8: Prejudice would hit Xbox Live Arcade on April 20. While the other two aforementioned games are system exclusive, TimeGate's first-person shooter sequel will hit PC downloadable storefronts on May 4, with a PS3 edition following this summer.

Gamers will also be able to play Prejudice as a first-person stabber.

The original Section 8 was a full-priced retail release for the Xbox 360 and PC when it launched in September of 2009, with a downloadable PS3 edition following last year. The game eschewed convention by merging genre-standard match types like escort missions and Capture the Flag into a single Conquest mode that could have multiple team-based objectives running at the same time.

Prejudice will feature online multiplayer modes with up to 32 players, as well as a four-player cooperative mode called Swarm. The game also makes concessions to offline gamers with a five-hour single-player campaign and full bot support, ensuring all the game modes can be experienced without going online.

For more on Section 8: Prejudice, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

17 comments
X-RS
X-RS

the first was innopvative, but had some wrinkles...hope its more ironed out. its innovations are def gonna get copped by other games.

Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

May 4th, not too long of a wait, @mr_blobby213 I also hope it will make an appearance on disc as well. I wonder if it's going to be Steam requirement. Also, I like the First person option, it's more immersive, like I'm doing it. Third person is 'your character doing it'. Guess it's up to personal preference, but aside from immersion, 3person just annoys me no end, clunky camera angles, oh well, at least this will give either choice.

mr_blobby213
mr_blobby213

Why cant it come out in disc form =( Atleast i have the first.

Fz1994
Fz1994

I was looking forward to it but I bought crysis..sorry prejudice...maybe later..

howlingmage
howlingmage

i like section 8 but hope its not the same old story of having a big community the first 2 or 3 months.

wadehone
wadehone

I really liked Section 8, and I'm really looking forward to this release! I'm so happy there is finally a definitive date for release!! zWolf -out.

dkdk999
dkdk999

cool. I had saved up points for it...But then I spent them. If only this game came out earlier.

juberline
juberline

ah i was wondering when this was coming out. the first game was good. ok so the campaign wasnt great and there are many better online shooters out there but it was fun while it lasted.

cornerback3
cornerback3

I really enjoyed the trial for the first game

JStroud88
JStroud88

Looks good, I'll pick it up.

GeneralShowzer
GeneralShowzer

Sounds good to me. I'm kind of hoping for a budget price though.

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

I played the original, and it wasn't THAT bad, and this looks better, so i might get this.

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

i played the prejudice beta on pc a few months ago, it was alright but it will prob do the best sales wise on xbox obviously lol

MajorBrian
MajorBrian

I would rather get a full game then get the new COD map pack!

kickblocker
kickblocker

interesting.. i didnt even get the retail section 8. so i doubt i'll get this