Taste the happy, Vita and PS3 owners, because the raw violence-o-rama that is Hotline Miami is coming to the PlayStation platforms this spring as a cross-buy game. That means a single purchase entitles you to versions on both platforms.
The ports are being developed by Abstraction Games under the guidance of original developer Dennaton Games. You might recognize Abstraction's name from previous PSP and DSiWare conversions of Angry Birds and Cut the Rope respectively, as well as WiiWare puzzler Potpourrii (and if you do, kudos to you).
Publisher Devolver Digital also revealed the 80s-infused ultraviolence of Hotline Miami is proving a hit on PC, with 300,000 sales to date.
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Miami, FL – Independent developer Dennaton Games and rogue game publisher Devolver Digital have announced that the award-winning Hotline Miami will arrive on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) this coming spring. Crashing onto the scene last fall, Hotline Miami grabbed the attention of gamers all over the world with stylish sights and sounds, tough as nails gameplay, and a perplexing narrative that garnered Dennaton Games' debut effort awards and nominations from nearly every video game media outlet. Hotline Miami has gone on to sell over 300,000 units on PC and solidified its place amongst the best releases of 2012.
"Our team have been fans of Hotline Miami from the very start and we are absolutely thrilled to have such a brilliant game launch on the PlayStation platform," said Shahid Ahmad, Senior Business Development Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE). "The intense visuals and pulsing soundtrack are perfectly suited for PS3 and PS VIta and we can't wait for PlayStation fans to see what Hotline Miami is all about."
Dutch developer Abstraction Games has been appointed to deliver Hotline Miami's trademark style and gameplay to both PS3 and PS Vita via PlayStation®Network under the guidance of Dennaton Games. Hotline Miami will also launch with Cross-Buy allowing gamers to play Hotline MIami on both PS3 and PS Vita with a single purchase. Boom.
"The Devolver Digital team is hyped to see Hotline Miami hit PS3 and PS Vita," said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. "However, this Cross-Buy thing might prohibit me from achieving my long-standing dream of wearing a gold plated PS Vita around my neck. Total bummer."
Follow Hotline Miami on Twitter via @HotlineMiami and become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/hotlinemiami for more information on the game's progress. For more news on Devolver Digital hotness follow them on @DevolverDigital and facebook.com/DevolverDigitalGames.