For the longest time now, all we had in terms of release information for TimeGate's Section 8: Prejudice was "early 2011." And as early 2011 crawls steadily toward mid-2011, we finally get some solid dates. That's plural, as in a different date for each platform.
Section 8: Prejudice will be hitting Xbox LIVE Arcade first, on April 20, while the PC version has a confirmed date of May 4. If you were planning to get the Section 8 sequel for PlayStation 3, however, you'll have to wait until the summer.
One of the game's biggest selling points may be its surprisingly low launch price: an affordable $15. For Xbox 360 owners, that's 1200 MP. What you're getting for that price is a multiplayer-heavy shooter and a single-player campaign, though we're thinking the latter isn't quite as solid as the multiplayer. Perhaps the full game will prove us wrong.
For folks who've stuck with the series since the previous Section 8, TimeGate will be awarding your loyalty with in-game armor and upgrades. Just having played Section 8 unlocks the Aegis Armor and Reactive Plating upgrade for use in Prejudice, while hitting Levels 25 and 50 earns greater rewards. Achieve Level 25, and you'll also get the Ablative Plating upgrade; making it to Level 50 unlocks everything named so far plus the Explosive Amplifier upgrade. Spicy.