D3 Announces Eat Lead Voice Talent
October 27, 2008
WILL ARNETT AND NEIL PATRICK HARRIS LEND VOICE TALENT TO D3PUBLISHER’S UPCOMING SHOOTER EAT LEAD: THE RETURN OF MATT HAZARD
Hazard/Arnett/Harris ’08 -- The Change Gamers Need!
D3Publisher (D3P) today announced that award-winning Hollywood actors Will Arnett, best known to audiences for his roles on television’s “30 Rock” and “Arrested Development,” and Neil Patrick Harris, currently appearing on television’s “How I Met Your Mother,” will voice the main characters in Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard™, an original third-person shooter with a sense of humor for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard is anticipated for release in Q1 2009.
In Eat Lead, Will Arnett will bring to life classic 80’s videogame action hero Matt Hazard. Matt gets his chance to prove once and for all that he is the king of shooters when Wallace “Wally” Wellesley, new owner of mega game publisher Marathon Megasoft, voiced by Neil Patrick Harris, gives Matt his comeback role starring in a new next-gen title that pits him against all of his memorable foes from videogames past. In the world of Eat Lead, however, everything stops being a game and becomes reality when players discover through the original storyline and Arnett’s and Harris’ voiceover that someone is using the new game to bring about Matt’s death once and for all.
“Eat Lead parodies some of the the most beloved genres of games and pop culture, so it was important that we find the perfect voice talent to bring both Matt Hazard and Wallace Wellesley to life,” said Pete Andrew, vice president of product development, North America, D3P. “Both Will and Neil are life long videogamers and their experiences playing games combined with their comedic genius and superb voice talent will make Eat Lead a must-have title for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system.”
Arnett’s acting career spans well over a decade and includes an Emmy-nominated perfomance for his portrayal of Gob on “Arrested Development” followed by a second Emmy-nomination in 2008 for his performance on “30 Rock.” He is also well known for his roles in feature films including Semi-Pro (2008), Blades of Glory (2007), The Brothers Solomon (2007) and Let’s Go to Prison (2006).
Harris’ acting credits span from his award-winning childhood role on “Doogie Howser, M.D.” to his current Emmy-nominated role on “How I Met Your Mother.” He is also recognized for his performance in a number of feature films including Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004) and its sequel Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008), Undercover Brother (2002) and Starship Troopers (1997). In addition, Harris has starred in many Broadway shows and currently headlines the internet sensation, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008).
Developed by Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., Eat Lead will feature its new game development engine, Vicious Engine 2 (Ve2) and is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB. For more information on Eat Lead, please visit www.EatLeadVideoGame.com.