Scribblenauts Developer Shoots Out New Game

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5th Cell, the developer behind innovative titles like Drawn to Life and Scribblenauts, revealed its upcoming title. The game is called Hybrid, and it's a post-apocalyptic third-person shooter.


While there might be a glut of third-person shooters, 5th Cell promises to give players "a completely new gameplay experience never seen before in the genre".

The game seems to center around two rival factions called "Paladin" and "Variant". On Hybrid's official site, journal entries shed light on the game's plot.

"Always weird to see actual humans...," the Paladin entry reads. "They look at you, glassy eyed like they don't know what you're going to do to 'em. We just passed them by. Our Captain is pretty sure we've recruited all the able-bodied survivors in this city. Now it's just a matter of kicking the Variants out..."

The Variant journal entry questions having pity for a human. "They had a chance to stop this conflict," it continues, "spare the innocent lives they so haughtily claim to protect."

The game is a departure for 5th Cell, and the trailer looks like a 180 from the studio's previous Nintendo DS titles.

Hybrid will hit Xbox Live Arcade in 2011, making this 5th Cell's first console game. Its previous titles were for the Nintendo DS, mobile phones or the PC. More info on the game's official site.


Am I in similar company when I confess to always mixing up, or rather wishfully combining, Level 5 and 5th Cell? They both make hugely playable, definitive DS fungames. I keep reading about one or the other and thinking, they left out Layton, or they left out Scribblenauts!