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Hotline Miami 2 gets vinyl-filled collector's edition

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Hotline Miami 2 - Vinyl Collect Edition 1418812505

You'd think given the time period it's set that the Hotline Miami 2 Collector's Edition would, instead of vinyl, feature a selection of cassette tapes. Sure, cassette tapes were the single worst audio format known to humankind—but then, what's more likely to get its owner fired up for some murderous action? Nice, reliable, audiophile-argument-causing vinyl, or a format that condemned its owner to a lifetime of using pencils to wind up easily breakable strips of magnetic data?

Vinyl it is, then. As well as 28 tracks across three-discs, the Collector's Edition feature a Steam download code for Hotline Miami 2, as well as a digital version of the soundtrack.

Despite the $60 price tag, Dennaton Games isn't revealing what's on the soundtrack, saying they don't want to spoil the surprise. A few artists have been announced, including Hotline Miami 1's M|O|O|N, El Huervo and Perturbator, and HM first-timers Megadrive and Magic Sword.

Okay, so no tracklist. How about a release date? Not quite. "This set will ship out in Q1 2015," explains the store page, "right before the game is released." With luck, that means we'll have our hands on the game before April next year.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.