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

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robinhood2010
robinhood2010
11 years ago

interesting…

LightShow
LightShow
11 years ago

this game wasn't prompted by the Bionic Commando remake, was it?…

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Ok cool now all II have to do is figure out what system to get it on ps3 or 360.

pavlovic
pavlovic
11 years ago

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

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

A clever idea I think, love the old side scrollers.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Really cool idea, props. Who knows, it might end up being a great game in its own right.

DeadReaper
DeadReaper
11 years ago

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

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

If only for its backwards ingenuity, I will have to check it out~

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

NPH!!!!
I am there

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Cool!

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

You know, I might actually play this "retro" one…

-Arvis

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

agreed