Section 8: Prejudice

Posted on February 03, 2011

PREVIEW: Section 8 started out as a $60 disc-based console game, but now it’s a $15 download title. Here’s how you benefit from that math.
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Three Videos Illustrate Section 8 Sequel's Improvements

Posted on October 30, 2010

Section 8, the multiplayer shooter about a group of neurotic futuristic paratroopers who dropped into battle from space, received moderate reviews and formed a lukewarm online community. TimeGate Studios, the developer for the series, isn’t swayed. It has a vision for the franchise, and its new self-published sequel, Section 8: Prejudice, looks better than ever.

The shooter is set to release next year, but TimeGate has been focused on improving the visuals, developing a single player campaign, and sharpening the controls for this sequel. Let’s break down some of the improvements by looking at the videos below.

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Fatalities

Killing enemies earns players points than can be used to call down turrets, equipment, and vehicles. Some vehicles, such as the mech, can perform new close quarters finishing maneuvers that will bring down opponents with a single blow.

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Mobility

Like the first Section 8, players begin each match by dropping in from a low orbit. Players with a good aim will be able to pick off targets by falling on their heads, but will probably want to avoid landing right next to a tank. Also like the first game, players will be able to boost across maps with their overdrive ability and use a jetpack to get the drop from above. You may also notice that enemies take fewer bullets, making combat feel more rewarding.

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Swarm

Prejudice will support 32 player online matches and feature a new mode called Swarm. This cooperative mode is similar to other popular horde modes, featuring a group of players taking on swarms of AI bots. Players’ main goal is to guard a server station from a seemingly endless supply of drones. If a player dies they respawn and drop down from the sky, but if the server station is overrun, it’s game over.

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TimeGate Announces 'Section 8: Prejudice' for 2011

Posted on September 13, 2010

TimeGate Studios has announced a sequel to its 2009 title Section 8 for early 2011, titled Section 8: Prejudice. The original title was released for the PC and Xbox 360 and later as a downloadable game on the PS3. No platforms have been confirmed yet, but a TimeGate representative tells Shacknews that the company is targeting the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

The sequel will pack “a brand new and compelling story-driven single-player experience” and “new environments and massive amounts of new equipment.” The title’s multiplayer mode, which allows players to spawn anywhere on the battlefield by dropping into combat, will also return with “more than 50 customizable weapons, tools and upgrades.”

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