5th Cell Sheds A Bit More Light On Its Shooter 'Hybrid'

Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

After revealing its upcoming shooter Hybrid via trailer in October, developer 5th Cell (of Scribblenautsfame) is finally starting to, you know, talk about Hybrid. In a new press release the developer busts out this key morsel of intel: in the game, you’ll control a soldier on a “single, unified world server” tasked with “capturing territories or countries, leading to global domination.” Kinda has a MAG ring to it, right?

Before we dig into who those two factions are, I want to note that 5th Cell has confirmed that Hybrid will feature persistent online character upgrades and unlocks. If you’ve played an online shooter in the last three or so years, you realize how effective character progression is to keeping you playing. The specifics on this system, though, are being kept behind lock and key for the time being.  
 



== TEASER ==Now, for that story/faction material, provided via the press release:

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.


Still no date or price on Hybrid, but 5th Cell is showing off the game at GDC, so it looks like we'll be learning a lot more about this one in the near future.   
 

#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

After revealing its upcoming shooter Hybrid via trailer in October, developer 5th Cell (of Scribblenautsfame) is finally starting to, you know, talk about Hybrid. In a new press release the developer busts out this key morsel of intel: in the game, you’ll control a soldier on a “single, unified world server” tasked with “capturing territories or countries, leading to global domination.” Kinda has a MAG ring to it, right?

Before we dig into who those two factions are, I want to note that 5th Cell has confirmed that Hybrid will feature persistent online character upgrades and unlocks. If you’ve played an online shooter in the last three or so years, you realize how effective character progression is to keeping you playing. The specifics on this system, though, are being kept behind lock and key for the time being.  
 



== TEASER ==Now, for that story/faction material, provided via the press release:

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.


Still no date or price on Hybrid, but 5th Cell is showing off the game at GDC, so it looks like we'll be learning a lot more about this one in the near future.   
 

#2 Edited by Titl (539 posts) -

Cool
 
edit: Now that i have actually read the story, it'll be interesting to see if this'll be any good.

#3 Edited by Halumbooka (6 posts) -

hmm  
 
edit: darn so close

#4 Posted by Redbullet685 (6034 posts) -

This sounds alright.

#5 Posted by Zaccheus (1792 posts) -

5th Cell will probably do something really cool, whether it will work or not is a different question.

#6 Posted by Wasara88 (332 posts) -

i was hoping for a new trailer

#7 Posted by Pie (7078 posts) -

"Play on these 6 maps as your faction takes over the entire world"

#8 Posted by Jayzilla (2559 posts) -

post-apocalyptic shoooter? i feel like i have played one(20-50) of those recently.

#9 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -

Fish... smell?

#10 Edited by JustinSane311 (335 posts) -

I hope this game implements Scribblenauts word creation system.

#11 Posted by Enigma777 (6071 posts) -

Looks pretty cool. I have faith in 5th Cell

#12 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

Christ I hope this game comes out on the PC. Would hate to miss it because it's only on the consoles.

#13 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

Looks badass

#14 Edited by Milpool (506 posts) -

This looks amazingly average so far.  3rd person shooter with space marines vs. aliens / infected dudes.   Wow, that really stands out in the crowd.
 
What I'd really like this press release to explain is how 5th Cell goes from developing amazingly innovative DS games to boring cookie-cutter 3rd person shooter games.
#15 Posted by JackSukeru (5909 posts) -

Meh, I'll hold off until they release the follow-up Super Hybrid that fixes the crappy controls.

#16 Posted by Sin4profit (2923 posts) -

Still not enough information to make it interesting. The screen shots make it look like a hybrid between a shooter and Risk to me.

#17 Posted by GozerTC (457 posts) -
@RockmanBionics said:
"Meh, I'll hold off until they release the follow-up Super Hybrid that fixes the crappy controls. "

ROFL.  That's so wrong yet right.  Cudos! :)  
 
As for me this game sounds like a competitor to Planetside NEXT instead of MAG.  MAG doesn't really have persistant servers so much.  At least not very well shown.  :\ 
#18 Posted by HubrisRanger (488 posts) -
@Sin4profit said:
" Still not enough information to make it interesting. The screen shots make it look like a hybrid between a shooter and Risk to me. "
...and that's a BAD thing?
#19 Posted by MisterSamMan (364 posts) -

The main character is Maxwell.

#20 Posted by Sin4profit (2923 posts) -
@HubrisRanger said:
" @Sin4profit said:
" Still not enough information to make it interesting. The screen shots make it look like a hybrid between a shooter and Risk to me. "
...and that's a BAD thing? "
god no...that would be awesome, but my mind has the habit of turning speculatory things into "awesome" and the reality of those things falls flat...so like i said, not enough info for me to be interested.
#21 Posted by jim_dandy (891 posts) -

Just use the handcuffs to win.

#22 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

I'm incredibly intrigued by the way the environments look, and now I'm incredibly intrigued by the way the gameplay will work. Can't wait to see more!

#23 Posted by MichaelBach (879 posts) -
@MistaSparkle said:
" I'm incredibly intrigued by the way the environments look, and now I'm incredibly intrigued by the way the gameplay will work. Can't wait to see more! "
Agreed, has potential, I like the whole world domination unified server concept.
#24 Edited by onarum (2066 posts) -

Kind of like a big change of direction eh? from scribblenauts to this, actually from anything they've ever made to this, it was like a cutesy platform game where you draw your own character, then a cutesy tower defense like game (that was actually pretty nice), then a cutesy puzzle game and then a third person, cover based(we all know that's going to be there), shooter with crazy persistent world stuff to it.
 
It actually looks quite nice, I'm eager to learn more about it.
edit: scratch that.... I was interested, then I saw that it's xbox live exclusive..... god damn why no psn version? people would be more inclined to play this on the ps3 I think, since it looks like it has heavy online features and you know, you don't have to pay for freaking online play....
 

@JustinSane311

said:

" I hope this game implements Scribblenauts word creation system. "

Yeah, then whenever you are losing you just summon a giant ravenous pink gorilla to eff everyone up, or some corn-dogs just for the heck of it.
#25 Posted by thehideousshrew (206 posts) -

CHEST-HIGH WALLS!

#26 Posted by emnii (198 posts) -

Looks interesting!

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