5th Cell has opened registration for the beta of its upcoming XBLA game Hybrid -- true to its word, shortly after GDC. By going to the Hybrid site and signing up, you get a chance to receive one of a limited number of keys for the closed beta, which begins in "late April." Regardless of whether or not you get in -- or whether or not you sign up -- there's an exciting new trailer above.

The developer must be confident that every beta player won't find obnoxious glitches, because it holds firm to its summer 2012 release window.
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5TH CELL TO HOST CLOSED BETA FOR XBLA TITLE HYBRID

Sign-Ups Beginning Now; Beta in late April

Bellevue, Wash. – March 20th, 2012 – 5TH Cell, creators of the critically acclaimed titles Scribblenauts and Run Roo Run, are proud to bring you new details and updates of their upcoming XBLA title Hybrid.


Hybrid is a pioneering third person shooter set in the near future, where global conflict exists between a species known as the Variant and a rebel human faction known as the Paladins. 5TH Cell strives to give players a completely new gameplay experience never seen before in the genre.


5TH Cell is excited to finally announce the details of their upcoming Beta test. The test will be closed. To gain access to the Beta, players must sign up at www.whatishybrid.com. Those players may receive a Beta key closer to the date of the actual Beta test, which will take place in late April 2012. Keys will be distributed in multiple groups over the course of the Beta.


Players who recruit friends to the Beta will be awarded an exclusive golden helmet when they activate the full version of Hybrid after its release this summer.

Hybrid will be available in Summer 2012 for Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA).

For more information, visit www.WhatIsHybrid.com

About5TH 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 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.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.