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Section 8: Prejudice in May

The Section 8: Prejudice Website offers release dates for Section 8: Prejudice, TimeGate's first-person shooter sequel. The Windows edition is expected via Steam and the Games for Windows Marketplace on May 4, which will follow the Xbox LIVE Arcade release on April 20, and precede the game's availability of the PlayStation Network this summer (thanks Joystiq via TimeGate's twitter feed). They also reveal the opportunity to get special unlocks for players of the first game though a "loyalty program." Here's the deal:
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.”