Don't worry, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is just as violent as Hotline Miami.
In fact, it has everything that made Hotline Miami so brilliantly bloody - and then it adds more. More characters, more emphasis on narrative, more enemies, more weapons, more underground electronica bands, more masks and more ladies. Playable ladies.
In a demo at E3, one half of Dennaton Games, Denis Wedin, showed off two new, playable characters in Wrong Number: the Pig Butcher and the Fans. The Pig Butcher starred in an early trailer for Hotline Miami, and he's a throwback to the mass murderers of classic '90s slasher movies. That trailer begins with the disclaimer, "Based on true events," because it's for a horror film within the Hotline Miami universe, where these vigilante rampages truly did go down.
The Fans really are the fans, Wedin said.
"They symbolize the players that want Hotline Miami 2 to be exactly like Hotline Miami 1," he said. "They collect masks and get phone calls - and that will be in there, but we don't want to make the same game one more time. We're trying to work with different storylines and what motivates the characters to actually go inside a building and start killing people."
After the demo concludes, Wrong Number makes it clear that "more emotion" doesn't equate "less violence."Permalink | Email this | CommentsDemo, dennaton-games, E3, e3-2013, hotline-miami-2, hotline-miami-2-wrong-number, linux, mac, PC, wrong-number