Oh man, I don't think I was ready to revisit the events of Hotline Miami, but I didn't get to make that decision this morning. Introducing Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and its debut teaser trailer. Described as the "brutal conclusion to the gruesome saga" Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number revisits the startling ultraviolence of the original title. Once again the throw ourselves into the abyss, only to find Devolver Digital looking back at us.
Hotline Miami's sequel will star several distinct characters whom lead the charge in the factional warfare born of the events of the original game. Each character will have their own executions and motivations, which could imply that we won't be selecting customized masks this time around. Despite the protagonists' motivations, there's no doubt whatever the conflict is... it will end in blood and neon. Let's just hope the dead guys don't talk back to us this time.
Even Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number's subtitle makes my head spin and my gut queasy. It's a throwback to the events of the first game, though players who followed the game all the way to its "real end" may have a bit more perspective on the matter. Coming to PC, Mac and Linux in 2013... "maybe."
To be honest, its weird seeing Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number advertised and teased in this way, considering just how freaking indie the first game was. Stumbling onto Hotline Miami by accident have having one of best gaming experiences of the year was unbelievable. Just the idea of it being a franchise feels really off kilter to me. Whatever, I'll still play the hell out of it. I'll just feel weird about everything surrounding the game up until its release.