Tue, Mar 03, 2009 | 22:56 GMT
Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard arrives at retail
D3′s Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard is now available for PS3 and Xbox 360.
The 80s videogame action hero Matt Hazard, voiced by Will Arnett (Arrested Development) is off to prove to the world that he is the “king of all shooters” in a new game.
Unfortunately, all goes terribly wrong when the title’s makers decide they want him dead.
Press release posted below.
March 3, 2009 – The battle of the century is on when Matt Hazard takes on 2D soldiers, deadly zombies, space marines, JRPG sword handlers and a number of classic enemies in Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard™ from D3Publisher (D3P). Eat Lead is a shooter with a sense of humor and is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for the suggested retail price of $49.95.
Written by 2008 Writers Guild Award winner Dave Ellis, Eat Lead stars classic 80’s videogame action hero Matt Hazard, voiced by Will Arnett (“30 Rock” and “Arrested Development”). Matt gets his chance to prove to all that he is the king of shooters when new owner of mega game publisher Marathon Megasoft, Wallace “Wally” Wellesley, voiced by Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother” and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”), gives Matt his comeback role.
In Eat Lead everything stops being a game and becomes reality when it is clear that Wally is using the new game to bring about Matt’s death once and for all. With only the mysterious “QA” to help him, Matt must fight against a horde of enemies to keep his game from being over forever.
“Eat Lead is unlike any other shooter gamers have experienced,” said Pete Andrew, vice president of product development, North America, D3Publisher. “With a unique premise and engaging storyline, gamers will be engrossed in a videogame that will keep them reminiscing and laughing for a long time.”
Eat Lead is the first retail product to use the new, Vicious Engine 2 (Ve2), which is licensed for use for other games. Ve2 boasts a number of new and improved features, including an updated lighting engine and modern pixel shader technology.
Developed by Vicious Cycle, Eat Lead is currently rated “T” (Teen – Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence) by the ESRB. For more information on Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, please visit www.EatLeadVideoGame.com.