When Hotline Miami was introduced on October 23, 2012, a lot of people weren’t sure exactly what to make of it. It was a brutal, bloody, and fairly deranged 2D top down game, with a story influenced by the works of various properties like Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive. And it had boss music.
People played it and were soon addicted to it. The weird, bloody look at a twisted version of the 80s struck a chord with gamers. Fueled by an award winning soundtrack, the game went from indie darling on PC to phenomenon that reached Mac, PS3, and even the PS Vita. It was enough to encourage the devs to create a sequel.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will debut during Q3 2013, and appear for Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita. We recently got the chance to try out the PS4 version, and can confirm a few things: the music is very cool, and the game is brutally hard.
Beyond that, the game retains all the same qualities that made the original memorable. The story will be revealed in time, but rest assured, it will be just as bloody and twisted as ever.