While talking to 5th Cell creative director Jeremiah Slaczka about the new iOS game Run Roo Run
, I couldn't help but check in regarding the developer's delayed XBLA shooter Hybrid
is coming along great," Slaczka told me. "The game has been heavily refined since we gave the first hands-on at GDC
last year. All the same core concepts are there, but there's a lot of new surprises we want to show off. We'll be revealing a lot very soon actually."
Slaczka said that Hybrid
is one of four
new games 5th Cell expects to release this year. "Run Roo Run
will be our first and Hybrid
may or may not be our next, we'll see." Slaczka remained adamant that Hybrid
would make a 2012 release
. "We may be using Source Engine," he said, "but that doesn't mean we adhere to Valve Time."