Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard wasn't so great. But at least it was conceptually interesting. And, at the very least, the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network bound Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond has a great title.

D3Publisher's side-scrolling follow up to the Matt Hazard franchise, fictionally some two decades old, will be coming to PSN and XBLA this winter, according to an official announcement, looking a bit Shadow Complex-ish. It's a time traveling adventure, with Hazard tasked with saving the 8-bit version of himself as he progress through his previous games, titles like The Adventures of Matt in Hazard Land and Chest of the Pirate Queen.

And Mirror's Edge apparently!

The satire's there. Let's just hope that developer Vicious Cycle can turn Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond's premise into something fun to play.