Hotline Miami was a cult hit the second it released for PC. Boasting a bodacious neon color palette and an incredible soundtrack, this relatively simple yet brutally violent top-down shooter had us instantly transfixed.
It is for that reason that we are greatly anticipating the release of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, and let us just say that expectations are high. We don’t necessarily want something new, mind you, just more. And from the looks of things, it appears Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will deliver just that: more of what gamers loved about the first game, along with some new characters, enemies, and new music.
For a better sense of what Hotline Miami 2 offers, there are several lengthy gameplay videos circulating the Net that we have included above and below. Gamers should know, though, that these are not official gameplay videos, but publisher Devolver Digital has given them the thumbs up all the same. Rather than worry about a few leaks, the company seems to have embraced the free promotion.
With that, gamers should know that the longer video (presumably) features a large chunk of the game. And so, in that regard we recommend only watching small slices of it to get a sense for Wrong Number.
More importantly, though, the footage highlights the new soundtrack for Hotline Miami 2, which sounds to be just as awesome as the first. It’s rare that a game’s original soundtrack stands out these days, but Hotline Miami‘s is something special.
The longer video also features another look at the level editor for Hotline Miami 2, but only a small one. Although this game is reportedly 4-times longer than the first, Dennaton Games has helped increase the replay value even further with these creation tools.
By all accounts, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number offers exactly what fans of the first game were looking for, and then some. The soundtrack already has us dying to hear more and the gameplay looks as brutal as ever. Of particular note, are the new mask types in the game, which further mix up the gameplay. We came out of E3 2014 eager to see more, and that is still true today. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a must-play for us.
What do you think of the Hotline Miami 2 gameplay? How about the soundtrack?
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is targeting a 2014 release date.
Source: Lenny Reviews