On the war-torn planets of tomorrow, mankind's greatest battle is about to begin. With its frontier colonies devastated by a growing insurrection, Earth dispatches the elite 8th Armoured Infantry (nicknamed "Section 8") to repel the coming onslaught.
The nickname refers to a discharge from an old United States military regulation for reason of being mentally unfit for service. The near-suicidal missions this division volunteers for brands them as insane by all other military units.
Section 8 deploys directly into battle from their orbital dropships, utilizing the most advanced arsenal of military hardware known to man. Their mission: to scout and secure difficult objectives, and smash the enemy defences in lightning-quick assaults.
Section 8 is an intense first-person shooter that allows players to dynamically alter the flow of combat as they see fit. Employing tactical assets and on-demand vehicle deliveries, players are given unprecedented strategic control over epic sci-fi battlefields.
Gamers will have access to one of the maps in Multiplayer Mode with up to 16 other players (final retail copies will support the X Server which will allow for up to 32 player battles) or offline in Instant Action mode which offers competitive AI battles. While some deployables, vehicles, equipment and DCMs will be limited, players will get a taste of what it is like to burn-in from 15,000 ft, blast across the map in powered armor suits, and totally customize their load-outs as they go into the fray.
- Customize your loadouts like no other FPS
- Use Burn-In spawning to drop into the action from 15,000 feet
- Transform the battlefield with tactical assets and vehicle drops
- Battle across epic sci-fi landscapes
- Adapt to ever-evolving team, squad, and player strategies
So get ready to drop, Trooper! The war begins on Xbox 360 and PC on Sept. 1, 2009.
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