New Matt Hazard Game Announced


My Predictions Come True As New Game Revealed;Well, It’s Not an MMO, But It Was Really Soon!

The Return of Matt Hazard

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard

While I may have been wrong about the content of the announcement, I was right about the timing — it came REALLY soon after the merger was announced.

Check it out: This cleverly named video game web site has the “exclusive” announcement about their new game.

SIDEBAR NOTE: Did you know that  “exclusives” started with Matt Hazard?

When we were working on Matt Hazard’s spy thriller YOL1317T, there was a lot of excitement around this new game and Marathon had never been riding higher — Matt was poised to dominate again.  The night before the announcement, we had all of our releases in envelopes and ready to go.

However, senior executives and development staff threw a major party to celebrate the announce.  We rented the airport and raced our Italian-made, $250,000 mini-bikes around the tarmac for hours.  We drank.  A lot.  It was nuts.

In the excitement, I forgot that only one envelope got s tamp before I left for the party.  By the time I realized, it was too late, and and only one outlet — MegaVideoGamePlayerz!! Magazine (MVGM) had the news.  Marathon Execs were outraged, but I told them it was a “new strategy” I had invented on the fly — an “exclusive.”  I had to tell them something!

As it turns out, the mag was so excited, they put the game on the cover.  The execs were so impressed, they promoted me from Director to VP.  And the industry was so blown away, they’ve been copying me ever since!

The Return of Matt Hazard

Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard

Anyway — Matt Hazard is back.  I’m really excited to see what they are going to do with this video game hero now but disappointed that I am not going to be involved.

I wonder if the new game title “Eat Lead” is an homage to my last words in the Marathon office, when I told the senior executives who were letting me go to “Eat ****” … it’s possible.

– R. Tokey


4 Responses to New Matt Hazard Game Announced

  1. Bas says:

    I’m a bit cautious looking at the cowboy screenshot. The first game was well known for its hundreds of gallons of blood. Now the enemies don’t even bleed when shot. Boo.

  2. Al says:

    This game will NEVER live up to the originals…

  3. Rorkimaru says:

    @Bass I am worried too. Matt isn’t the same unless he is surrounded in blood. there should be twice the volume of blood in an average man’s body flowing from each of that guys bullet wounds.

    Also why is the gun so tiny? MH guns were always at least 3 times as big. I’m still going to get it (It is Hazard after all) but colour me concerned!!

  4. Jam says:

    I’ve been a Hazard fan all my life, I grew up playing his games. Sinking handful after handful into the coin-ops like Death Hazard and such.
    I’ll have to assume that the lack of blood in that screenshot is due to the early progress of the game. The gallons upon gallons of blood should be in the final game.
    The one thing I’m really hoping for in this game is a multiplayer mode as good as 1317’s. There were many nights were me and my friends did nothing but play that.

    Here’s to hopes of more all night frag-fests.

    @Al – Have a little faith, this is no Choking Hazard, it’s the real deal.

    Also, I hope theres no wallhacks/glitches like that area in the 2nd floor of the AirBase4 multiplayer map in 1317. If it’s like the hidden room in ThunderEye’s third level, Lightning Hazard, then that’s okay. The eastereggs in that room were pretty cool.

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