The solid game that hardly anyone played returns for round two next year in TimeGate Studios' Section 8: Prejudice. How the hell did Section 8 get a sequel?

The original Section 8 for the Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3 received an average score of 70 or so on Metacritic, which isn't really all that bad. It was a solid first-person shooter that's main problem was being released shortly before Halo: ODST last year, and a couple of months before Modern Warfare 2.

Now TimeGate proves its dedication to the IP with a sequel, Section 8: Prejudice. Prejudice picks up where the original game left off, with Captain Alex Corde and the 8th Armored Infantry wiping up the last pockets of resistance from the Arm of Orion, only to stumble across an even bigger threat.

"As you can see, we are very committed to this universe. The development team has tremendous passion for the IP," said Adel Chaveleh, CEO of TimeGate Studios. "Feedback from the community and media has been used to drive every single development decision on this project. Prejudice is taking everything popular about the first game of the series and pushing the envelope further. We've created a brand new and compelling story-driven single-player experience, expanded the world with new environments and massive amounts of new equipment. Prejudice is a full-blown sequel in every sense."

Hopefully the new Section 8 can draw bigger crowds than the original. Section 8: Prejudice is slated for an early 2011 release, with platform details being released at a later date.

Check out the first screens and the debut trailer right here.

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Section 8 Returns With PrejudiceS

Section 8 Returns With PrejudiceS

Section 8 Returns With PrejudiceS

Section 8 Returns With PrejudiceS

Section 8 Returns With PrejudiceS

Section 8 Returns With PrejudiceS

Section 8 Returns With PrejudiceS

Section 8 Returns With PrejudiceS

Section 8 Returns With PrejudiceS