Last year, an indie game called Hotline Miami took the gaming world by storm. The game ended up on many best-of 2012 lists for its fast-paced ultra-violent gameplay and its mesmerizing 80s soundtrack.
At E3 last week, while Sony and Microsoft were firing the first shots of console war 2013, rumors surfaced that a sequel to Hotline Miami was being shown discretely somewhere at the show. Now, Dennaton Games has officially announced the title.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will once again put players in the shoes of a murderer. The developer and publisher Devolver Digital are calling the sequel an "epic finale" to the original Hotline Miami. From the announcement:
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number commands you to step into the murderous minds of several distinct characters - each with their own motivations and methods of execution – as storylines intersect and reality slips away into a haze of neon and carnage. Witness hundreds of new sprites and animations in lush new areas to clear floor-by-floor, and harness a variety of savage new weapons to satisfy your murder lust.
The game will be released sometime this year for PC, Mac and Linux. A teser trailer released today shows that Wrong Number maintains the pixel-y art style of the previous game. It also teases plenty of blood and ultra-violence: