Southpeak has been pretty busy lately and for good reason. With their blockbuster game set to launch next week, there are high hopes around the community for the upcoming FPS, Section 8. While the term, ‘Halo Killer’, gets used very liberally these days, this is one of the few titles to warrant such a name. From what I’ve see thus far, the amazing visuals coupled with an intriguing design shows a lot of promise for the release. They’re banking on the addition of new gameplay elements to separate itself from the pack of FPS games currently flooding consoles. Hopefully all the potential behind this title will be fully realized come release time.
Section 8 will be dropping into stores on September 1 for Xbox 360, and September 4 for PC in North America. Then burning into UK/Asia Pacific shelves for both Xbox 360 and PC on September 11, the rest of Europe will get the game September 18.
While that news may seem exciting enough, the below release regarding the game’s clan and statistic portal continues Section 8’s streak of improving and redefining the standards for the first-person shooter genre.
SECTION 8™ OFFERS GROUND-BREAKING CLAN AND STATS PORTAL
Redefining What Gamers Should Expect From Their Multiplayer Games
Midlothian, VA – August 27, 2009 –SouthPeak Games and developer TimeGate Studios are pleased to announce their clan and statistics portal for the upcoming Section 8™ sci-fi FPS. This extremely robust online center offers players unprecedented information and coordination for everything they do in the game. It also allows for full clan management and recruitment. Everything will be accessible at www.joinsection8.com/stats and be available next week when the game ships in North America.
· Create a Section 8 clan
o In game clan tags can be setup to automatically update from the portal
o Ability to turn on/off recruitment status and review the statistics of your incoming applicants
o Establish hierarchies within your clan (Recruit, Member, Officer, Leader, etc.) and manage rosters directly from the portal
o Toggle viewing clan member’s e-mail address for coordination outside of the game
· Over 50+ unique Leaderboards not available in game, categorized by:
o Career Statistics (XP, Kills, Deaths, Destructions, Combat, Teamwork, etc.)
o “In a Life” Records (XP, Teamwork, Combat, Kills, Damage, Captures, Repairs, Defenses, Destruction)
o Gear “In a Life” Records (Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Knife, etc.)
o Badges (32x badges)
o Feats (16x feats)
· All Leaderboards can be changed to best “overall” or best “within my clan”
· Overall community page that tracks the top players / top clans, as well as tracks continuously updated community wide statistics (ex: most popular map, popular gear, popular loadout, etc.)
· A unique player profile page for each user that tracks over 100 unique in-game statistics to the individual that can be set to rank either best “overall” or best “within my clan”
· Mutually exclusive statistics for each platform (Xbox 360, PC)
· Supports players from all regions (EFIGS)
Section 8 will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on September 1, and for Windows PC on September 4 in North America. Both the Xbox 360 and Windows PC versions will be available on September 11 in the UK and Asia Pacific, and September 18 in the rest of Europe.
For more visit www.joinsection8.com.
About SouthPeak Games
SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PC. SouthPeak’s games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role playing, racing, puzzle strategy, fighting and combat. SouthPeak’s products are sold in retail outlets in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and Leicester, England.
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About TimeGate Studios
TimeGate Studios is a world-class game development studio that boasts a record of huge success since its founding in 1998. Headquartered in Sugar Land, TX, TimeGate has released seven award-winning products; three of which are based on TimeGate-owned intellectual properties. In addition to its Section 8 development efforts, TimeGate is currently creating several new original properties that have yet to be announced for next-generation platforms. For more information please visit www.timegate.com