Hotline Miami release date announced, it's coming to get you in two weeks

The hotly anticipated Hotline Miami has finally been given a release date: October 23rd, or exactly two weeks from now. The scuzzy, neon, eighties-set bloodbath will set you back a modest £6.99 on release day, but if you pre-order from GetGames , GOG , or Steam you'll save an additional 70p. In the eighties, that would have bought you a small house.

If you need any convincing, or you've somehow forgotten to be excited, make sure to read our preview of the game. It contains lines like "You smear the contents of a man's brain across the floor with a crowbar, then turn and kick another man's head into a wall until it pops." You can see similar smearage in the announcement trailer below.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.