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Hotline Miami 2 announced, "sweet tunes" confirmed for soundtrack

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Developer Jonatan Söderström casually announced (opens in new tab) a Hotline Miami sequel today by teasing the "sweet tunes of a preliminary Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack" on Twitter. Eurogamer (opens in new tab) caught the tweet and got in touch with Söderström, who says that Dennaton Games has "barely begun working" on the sequel—unsurprising given that Hotline Miami was just released late last month. It also appears that the previously mentioned Hotline Miami DLC add-on (opens in new tab) will instead become the next full game from Dennaton.

"Yeah, it seems like [the DLC] will end up bigger—in terms of the number of levels we've got planned—than the first, so it feels reasonable to release it as a full game rather than a DLC," said Söderström.

Hotline Miami (opens in new tab) is an '80s-themed, top-down shoot/beat/rip-faces-off 'em up with Super Meat Boy-style repetition—one bullet or braining kills you, so each floor of goons must be cleaned up with a flawless series of surprise attacks and combos. We liked it quite a bit (opens in new tab) , and if for some reason you're skeptical that Hotline Miami 2 will indeed include sweet tunes, the Hotline Miami soundtrack (opens in new tab) is awfully persuasive.

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