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'Retro' Matt Hazard game for XBLA and PSN this summer

Joystiq writes: ""D3Publisher is working on a retro-style side-scrolling XBLA and PSN action game intended to fill in the backstory of Matt Hazard, the lead character of Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard. It's planned for release sometime this summer. (Eat Lead launches against Halo Wars on March 3.)

If you're not hip to Eat Lead's "hook," it's supposed to be the latest game in a long-running series, and Matt Hazard is supposed to be a "video game icon." Only it isn't and he's not. The downloadable game is ostensibly one of his past titles being made available for the first time in years. Only it's not. Get it?

We'd hazard a guess that this game could do well -- if the synthetic nostalgia and in-jokes of Eat Lead aren't lost on the larger gaming audience."

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-EvoAnubis-3217d ago

I actually think this is a damned good idea for this spoof.

Gambit073217d ago

I just hope the main game is good.

Cajun Chicken3216d ago

Nice. I really like this marketing with Matt Hazzard, it's totally convinced me. This is excellent and I've said already, the humour and concept alone has convinced me to get Eat Lead.