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Will Arnett and Neil Patrick Harris to voice The Return of Matt Hazard

Monday, 27th October 2008 20:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Nope, we’ve never heard of them either. Apparently Will Arnett been in Arrested Development and 30 Rock. Neil Patrick Harris is currently in How I Met Your Mother. Don’t know what that is. Both are going to voice Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, the upcoming action thing from D3.

Press release after the break.

WILL ARNETT AND NEIL PATRICK HARRIS LEND VOICE TALENT TO D3PUBLISHER’S UPCOMING SHOOTER EAT LEAD: THE RETURN OF MATT HAZARD™

Hazard/Arnett/Harris ’08 — The Change Gamers Need!

LOS ANGELES – October 27, 2008 – D3Publisher (D3P) today announced that award-winning Hollywood actors Will Arnett, best known to audiences for his roles on television’s “30 Rock” and “Arrested Development,” and Neil Patrick Harris, currently appearing on television’s “How I Met Your Mother,” will voice the main characters in Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard™, an original third-person shooter with a sense of humor for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard is anticipated for release in Q1 2009.

In Eat Lead, Will Arnett will bring to life classic 80’s videogame action hero Matt Hazard. Matt gets his chance to prove once and for all that he is the king of shooters when Wallace “Wally” Wellesley, new owner of mega game publisher Marathon Megasoft, voiced by Neil Patrick Harris, gives Matt his comeback role starring in a new next-gen title that pits him against all of his memorable foes from videogames past. In the world of Eat Lead, however, everything stops being a game and becomes reality when players discover through the original storyline and Arnett’s and Harris’ voiceover that someone is using the new game to bring about Matt’s death once and for all.

“Eat Lead parodies some of the the most beloved genres of games and pop culture, so it was important that we find the perfect voice talent to bring both Matt Hazard and Wallace Wellesley to life,” said Pete Andrew, vice president of product development, North America, D3P. “Both Will and Neil are life long videogamers and their experiences playing games combined with their comedic genius and superb voice talent will make Eat Lead a must-have title for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system.”

Arnett’s acting career spans well over a decade and includes an Emmy-nominated perfomance for his portrayal of Gob on “Arrested Development” followed by a second Emmy-nomination in 2008 for his performance on “30 Rock.” He is also well known for his roles in feature films including Semi-Pro (2008), Blades of Glory (2007), The Brothers Solomon (2007) and Let’s Go to Prison (2006).

Harris’ acting credits span from his award-winning childhood role on “Doogie Howser, M.D.” to his current Emmy-nominated role on “How I Met Your Mother.” He is also recognized for his performance in a number of feature films including Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004) and its sequel Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008), Undercover Brother (2002) and Starship Troopers (1997). In addition, Harris has starred in many Broadway shows and currently headlines the internet sensation, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008).

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9 Comments

  1. that_happy_cat

    Arrested development = Superb

    How I met your Mother = being forced to watch a giant piece of poo doing a poo, then picking up that bit of poo, marvelling at how similar it is to it’s own texture and consistency (being that it’s also a poo) and placing it upon its own poo head.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. mattrennie

    Neil Patrick Harris is Doogie Howser MD innit.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. mortiferus

    Never heard of Neil Patrick Harris? What? Were you VG247 guys born in 1996 or there about? Holy Fuck, He is DA MAN. Starship Troopers, Doogie Howser M.D. and Harold & Kumar. Fuckin funny guy.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Icebox

    How on earth can you not have heard of Will Arnett and Neil Patrick Harris?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. patlike

    Oh, it’s him. Had no idea what he was called.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. cachucha

    lol what a tard, neil patrick harris is a sick actor, wish he was in more movies or shows

    #6 6 years ago
  7. patlike

    If it’s not about games news on the internet or babies, I have no idea.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. bloke

    If you are of a certain age, How I met your Mother, is actually pretty good. But there again, I laughed during The Class a few times, so what do I know…….

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    I have no idea who they are either. Or Matt Hazard, come to think of it.

    #9 6 years ago

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