Section 8: Prejudice release dates unveiled

TimeGate Studios has revealed the launch schedule for Section 8: Prejudice, the downloadable follow-up to its 2009 retail release Section 8.

Priced at $15 (1,200 Microsoft Points), the jetpacking shooter will arrive on Xbox Live Arcade on April 20. The PC release will follow on May 4, through digital distributors including Steam and Games for Windows. Lastly, the PlayStation 3 edition will launch some time this summer.

Section 8: Prejudice will contain an impressive amount of content for a $15 downloadable shooter, packing a single-player campaign that's said to be five hours long, online multiplayer for up to 32, a four-player co-op mode, dedicated servers, and bot support.

Players of the original Section 8 will receive several instant item unlocks, with more offered to those who reached high character levels.

Prejudice was originally scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2011 but evidently slipped quietly for reasons unknown.