5TH CELL’s HYBRID BLASTS OFF ON XBOX LIVE ARCADE TODAY

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – AUGUST 8, 2012 – 5TH Cell, a leading independent developer and creators of Run Roo Run and the Scribblenauts and Drawn to Life franchises, has released Hybrid exclusively on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (via Xbox LIVE® Arcade) today for 1200 Microsoft Points. Hybrid, an official selection of Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade, is a tactical 3rd-person multiplayer shooter that pits players against one another in fast-paced 3-vs-3 air and ground combat matches across a massive online world war.

“We’re excited to finally release Hybrid, 5TH Cell’s latest game, which continues its tradition of injecting new, innovative gameplay into the industry.” said Jeremiah Slaczka, Creative Director of the project. “Hybrid brings a unique twist to the shooter genre merging fast-paced gameplay with a persistent online world war where every battle matters.”     

Running at 60 FPS, Hybrid introduces revolutionary and intuitive flight-based cover-to-cover movements to create a shooter experience like no-other. Hybrid features character customization through upgradeable weapons, abilities, and upgrades with over 10 different maps and 6 unique game modes, and an offline practice arena.

Set on Earth in the year 2032, the world was sent into turmoil when an alien species unexpectedly appears. Hybrid centers around a worldwide conflict between that species known as the Variant and a rebel human faction called Paladins. Players will be enveloped in a massive world war where every battle, in every district, factors into the status of the worldwide conflict and builds upon the unique persistent experience of Hybrid.

Hybrid is available now in North America exclusively on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (via Xbox LIVE® Arcade) for 1200 Microsoft Points. For more information on Hybrid be sure to visit www.whatishybrid.com and www.facebook.com/5thcell.

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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.  


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