While 5TH Cell has become rather well-known for games such as Drawn to Life and the Scribblenauts series, their biggest title and exposure could be the upcoming Hybrid
. The title, a third-person shooter, was revealed today and will be fully unveiled at the upcoming 2011 Game Developer’s Conference.
Hybrid throws players in the midst of a post-apocalyptic 2031, in a world torn apart by a massive, global war. The game will follow the events of the war via a persistent online world, allowing thousands of players to interact in a giant, unified server. As either a Paladin or a Variant, gamers will take part in the ongoing battle for control and level-up their character(s) with special abilities and equipment that becomes available over time.
You can check out the first images of Hybrid below and read the full, detailed press release regarding the game after the jump.
INNOVATIVE DEVELOPER 5TH CELL REVEALS LONG-AWAITED DETAILS OF UPCOMING SHOOTER, HYBRID
Game to be Unveiled Next Month in San Francisco
Bellevue, Washington – January 24, 2011 – 5TH Cell, the award-winning studio behind such innovative titles as Scribblenauts and Drawn to Life, is starting 2011 off by revealing long-awaited details about their revolutionary new third-person shooter, Hybrid.
Hybrid is set in the post-apocalyptic year 2031, after an extinction-level asteroid collided with Earth wiping out billons. A single-celled alien bacterium buried deep within the asteroid spread into the atmosphere, infecting half of the survivors and turning them into the Variant, a genetically altered race. Six years later the Variant began a new world order and waged a massive global war against the immune populace, known as the Paladin.
Featuring a persistent online world war, Hybrid allows gamers to play online with friends and hundreds of thousands of other players across a single, unified world server. Players can choose a hero from one of two factions, the Variant or the Paladin, as they level up to unlock upgrades, abilities, armor, weapons, and more to aid their faction in capturing territories and countries, leading to global domination.
Hybrid will introduce “Combat Focused Movement”, an innovative new system unique to the shooter genre. Additional details about this new game play mechanic will be released soon.
5TH Cell will be unveiling the first hands-on of the game in San Francisco during the 2011 Game Developers Conference next month.
For more information, visit www.WhatIsHybrid.com
About 5TH Cell
5TH Cell Media, LLC is a leading independent developer of interactive entertainment software. Focused on original IP, 5TH Cell has established a track record of success on the Nintendo DS by providing a unique user experiences that cannot be found in other games. 5TH Cell's primary studio is currently located in Bellevue, Washington. For more information on 5TH Cell products, please visit www.5thcell.com.