When the original Hotline Miami was released it snuck right past me. The talk of egregious violence surrounding the game pushed me further away from it still. Through a Humble Bundle it ended up in my Steam library and got itself a pensive click. I immediately understood the error of my ways and proceeded to fall deep into a psychedelic killing haze.
Bragging time: I actually Platinumed the game on Vita.
With the ferocious love I hold for Hotline Miami, it is safe to assume that I will love the second one. I could have been pleased very easily with another set of levels and some more music; that is not what Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is.
From the trailer we can gleam several bits of info that excite me in an almost erotic manner. We see a character that can dual wield Uzis and then shoot in two different directions. There is also a moment where a character does several dodge rolls and then beats several enemies to death while others try to catch up to him. One character punches a dog to death, a dog, to death! The last thing is, what I perceive to be, a pair of ducks killing in tandem. To those unfamiliar with Hotline Miami, these may seem like small changes. Let me tell you that these are anything but small changes as they could change the way the entire game plays.
Things you can not gleam from the trailer include small story details previously announced. The game takes place before, during, and after the events of Hotline Miami, with more focus being placed of the “after” section. There are multiple different characters “– each with their own motivations and methods of execution -” to play as. New music. Let me say that again, new music. My excitement is currently a scientifically recognized and measurable force.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number releases sometime in Q3 of 2014. It will be available on PC, Mac, PS4, PS Vita, and Linux. Keep your eyes on LevelSave for more murderous news and updates.