Unsurprisingly, Hotline Miami 2 doesn't look very different to the original Hotline Miami. As a result, you may not want to watch this 80 minute gameplay video in its completion, unless to enjoy the oddly discomforting ambient synth music (interspersed with chainsaw sounds, but y'know).
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
The brains which designed the original levels in twitchcore top-down murder-'em-up Hotline Miami must have been fetid, broken, wrong places. And now they can be your brains too. At E3 Dennaton Games has released a new trailer showing for the second (and supposedly final) game in the series, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, showing how you can create and share your own levels. This is that…
Ahhhh, the music! For all Hotline Miami's poking and prodding of its players' moral core, it was the first game's faux-80s Drive-a-like soundtrack that propelled me through wanton violence and gore. On the basis of this new trailer for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, the same is set to happen again.
Hotline Miami 2 dev removes mock sexual assault scene from demo, "you get a bigger picture when you play the whole game"
Hotline Miami 2 developers Dennaton are reconsidering the game's mock sexual assault scene, and have removed it from their current preview build. This is in response to a demo of the game, which received criticism - including from our preview - for a section in which the player's character goes to rape a woman, before a director calls cut, and the scene is revealed to be part of a film. In an interview with RPS, Dennaton's Dennis Wedin admits he doesn't want the scene to come across "just as provocative".
Following on from Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number's expectedly violent teaser trailer is a particularly unsettling first glimpse of the sequel proper, filmed off-screen at this weekend's Rezzed expo by VG247. As you might expect, the actual goon-killing doesn't appear to have changed too much from the original game, but the story seems fascinating, and there are couple of songs from the sure-to-be-excellent new soundtrack featured too.
Were you worried that Dennaton Games would, on completion of Hotline Miami, take a step back, look at their game, and think, "bloody hell, that's violent! Let's make the next one about knitting or something." Well, here's the first trailer for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. Spoiler: it is not about knitting. It's about kicking and bludgeoning and slicing people into pieces. Hooray?