NEWS - Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond now on XBLA

 Matt Hazard welcomes the New Year with a bang in a bloody new adventure in Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond available for immediate download today on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and on January 7th for PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system from D3Publisher.  Blood Bath and Beyond players can enjoy shooting through a countless variety of enemies and engaging gameplay for a price of 1200 Microsoft Points ($15) on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 and for $14.99 on PlayStation Network.

 “The main character Matt Hazard breaks down the fourth wall in a combination of hilarious storyline and adventure with an old-school action shooter that will entertain all,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of product development, D3P.  “Play as Matt Hazard on your own or join in co-op action as Dexter Dare to take down General Neutronov through an assortment of classic arcade levels with a twist.”

 In 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 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.

 “Creating Blood Bath and Beyond for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network gave us the opportunity to demonstrate the full capabilities of Vicious Engine 2 (Ve2) and deliver high-quality content for the downloadable market,” said Eric Peterson, president and CEO of Vicious Cycle Software.

 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 and become a fan.



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