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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Release Date: Jan. 6, 2010 (US), Winter 2009 (EU)

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'Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond' (ALL) Reveals J5 Boss - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2009 @ 1:05 p.m. PST

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

Matt Hazard is going back in time to protect what matters most - his own 8-bit self.

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.

Joilette Cinq

J5 is a steel framed security robot featured in Marathon Megasoft Canada’s upcoming action game, Canadian Dedicated Ultramodern Mountie Brigade.

Backstory: Joilette Cinq was one of eight robots designed for use by the Canadian Office of War Avoidance (Robotics Division). The scientists responsible for creating them, however, were more interested in blowing stuff up. During a presentation demonstrating the robots’ ability to mount a peaceful protest in Ottawa, Ontario, a lightning bolt struck J5, activating her secret annihilation mode programmed by her creators. Now, when activated, she pretty much destroys everything in her path. The Canadian Dedicated Ultramodern Mountie Brigade acted swiftly and stored the robot in a secure syrup processing facility deep within their headquarters.


Hint: J5 is relentless. Matt’s best chances are to find a way to temporarily disable her weapons. Using the maple syrup factory to his advantage is Matt’s key to success.

J5 Likes: Blowing stuff up.

J5 Dislikes: Maple Syrup.

Useless Tidbits

  • She was the first boss created for Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond.
  • She is The Game Designers Favorite Boss.
  • She is worth $11,519,293.84 Canadian Dollars. ($75.50 US)

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.

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond will be available at 1200 Microsoft points ($15.00) on XBLA, and a standard price of $14.99 on PSN. 


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