Hotline Miami 2 Will Retain Early 90s Aesthetic

Hotline Miami is an ultraviolent indie game in which you play a psychopath who goes on a murderous rampage for reasons that aren’t much explained in the story.

For the most part, Hotline Miami’s a highly challenging twitch-action game in which you’re forced to replay a level to perfection by killing everyone in your path and not getting killed in the process of doing so. You’ll die if you get hit even once, and the level immediately restarts in the blink of an eye for you to try again until you succeed. You can read our review of the game here.

In any case, the game’s developer Dennaton told Joystiq that they’re currently developing a sequel to the game titled Hotline Miami 2. It was originally intended as a series of DLC to the original game, but they switched gears and decided to turn it into a proper sequel instead.

Hotline Miami 2 will retain the first game’s early 90s aesthetic, and that the first game’s protagonist, Jacket, will make an appearance at some point in the game. The game will feature stories that run parallel to the first title.

It’ll be out on the PC and the PlayStation Vita with Digital Devolver handling publishing duties.

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