Matt Hazard, the larger than life personality that powered parody shooter Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, is shrinking down and making the jump to PSN and XBLA. This time, though, instead of yuckin’ it up to the tune of Gears of War, Hazard’s bringing his signature brand of humor to the realm of sidescrollers like Shadow Complex.
And really, with a title like “Blood Bath & Beyond,” how can you refuse? Bigger, better, and more badass? Sorry Cliffy — weak descriptors like that just won’t cut it anymore.
The press release is after the break.
Matt Hazard Pours One Out For His Classic Arcade Action Homies This Winter in The New D3Publisher Videogame Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond™
Matt Hazard is going back in time to protect what matters most – his own 8-bit self – in the new side-scrolling shooter Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond from D3Publisher, coming this winter to Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
Matt Hazard, the star of renowned videogames like Conflict of the Deities and Haz-Matt Carts, has been a videogame icon for more than two decades. Matt lived on top of the videogame charts for many years until an abrupt retirement brought him down. Now fresh from an epic battle with Wallace Wellesley and the revitalization of his career, Matt has a chip on his shoulder and is ready to tear down General Neutronov and a back catalog of timeless and ageless videogame foes.
Developed by Vicious Cycle, Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond is rated “M” (Mature – Blood and Gore, Strong Language, and Violence) by the ESRB. For more information on Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond, please visit Matt Hazard’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/matthazard and become a fan.
About Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
General Neutronov, one of Matt’s nemeses has reactivated all of Hazard’s greatest enemies from classics like Matt’s original adventure, The Adventures of Matt in Hazard Land and Chest of the Pirate Queen in an attempt to destroy Matt’s former self in the past and end his present. Matt has no time for a leisurely stroll down memory lane in Blood Bath and Beyond as he chases Neutronov through the games of the past in order to save his future.
Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond is a flood of carnage that the classic 8-bit side-scroller era didn’t want gamers to see. Recreated today with next-gen 3D graphics, it’s nonstop run-and-gun action at its finest. Take a suspenseful ride in single player or co-op through a pirate hideout, an ancient Japanese castle, the Old West, Siberian ice mines, and even the moon and relive some of the most classic and violent moments in Matt Hazard’s videogame history.