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D3Publisher Working On "Retro" Matt Hazard For PSN/XBLA

We don't know about you, but we really like the laugh-at-ourselves comical style of the impending Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard. If you're not familiar, it's a third-person action game based on a fictional '80s video game hero that is returning once more to the limelight. It also features great voiceover work from Neil Patrick Harris and Will Arnett.

But in order to cement the illusion in place, D3Publisher is taking it a step further - so says Joystiq - and issuing a "retro" side-scrolling Matt Hazard game for the PSN and XBLA this summer. Eat Lead is scheduled to release on March 3 so there's a significant gap between the two, but that's okay; we appreciate the effort. Basically, you're trying to convince the audience that Matt Hazard - a classic, Duke Nukem muscular type - really did exist way back when, so what better way to do that than to bring one of his games "out of the past?" It's not really a complicated concept, but it's certainly interesting. Besides, how often do we really get a chance to play a true-blue spoof of the industry? We'll be blasting at everything from zombies to interstellar space soldiers, and if you don't get a kick out of that, you haven't been gaming for very long. At the very least, The Return of Matt Hazard should offer some genuine laughs, and we need more of that, too.

Stay tuned for our review of the game, and we'll try to dig up a release date for this 2D Matt Hazard side-scroller. It's probably a safe bet to assume it holds the same panache...fake as it may be.

Related Game(s): Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard

2/18/2009 Ben Dutka

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robinhood2010
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @ 10:13:00 PM
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interesting...

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LightShow
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @ 10:19:49 PM
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this game wasn't prompted by the Bionic Commando remake, was it?...

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Cpt_Geez
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @ 10:31:42 PM
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Ok cool now all II have to do is figure out what system to get it on ps3 or 360.

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pavlovic
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @ 10:33:03 PM
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I'm pretty excited with Eat Lead, looks like a lot of fun... check the trophy list and you'll know what I'm taking about

And the "old school" Matt Hazard I really hope it's not MH - Kart lol

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @ 11:40:32 PM
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A clever idea I think, love the old side scrollers.

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fundando
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:30:21 AM
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Really cool idea, props. Who knows, it might end up being a great game in its own right.

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DeadReaper
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:34:15 AM
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They should make the 2D really authenic with those anti drug ads some of them had back then. "JUST SAY NO" and all that jazz.

Last edited by DeadReaper on 2/19/2009 12:34:55 AM

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JofaMang
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:34:46 AM
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If only for its backwards ingenuity, I will have to check it out~

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coverton341
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 1:12:53 AM
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NPH!!!!
I am there

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Orvisman
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 9:29:57 AM
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Cool!

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Arvis
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 12:16:01 PM
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You know, I might actually play this "retro" one...

-Arvis

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 19, 2009 @ 1:43:37 PM

agreed

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