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Section 8

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive
Developer: Timegate Studios
Release Date: Sept. 1, 2009 (US), Sept. 11, 2009 (EU)

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'Section 8' (ALL) Now Accepting European Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2009 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT

Section 8 is a futuristic first person shooter that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. In Section 8 you are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle.

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.

Wannabe recruits for the 8th Armoured Infantry can register their interest at the offical website before preparing themselves to burn into multiplayer matches from 15,000 ft above the battlefield.

The draft process for the beta has limited spaces, so those who want to take part in huge multiplayer matches – thanks to the game’s dedicated servers – should sign up as soon as possible. The recently re-launched offical website also contains vital intel about the game and is the place to stay active within the Section 8 community.

Available only to those who pre-ordered the game, the Captain's Armor can be worn by members of Section 8 and their adversaries, the Arm of Orion. The captain of a Section 8 squad wears the Imperial Eagle on his shoulder, while an Arm of Orion captain has the Lion of Orion emblazoned on the helmet of their gold-trimmed power armor.


  • 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 the PC in Q3 2009.

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