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Hotline Miami 2 sexual assault scene under revision

The demo for Hotline Miami 2 used to open with the Pig Butcher, a beefy, violent man, straddling a terrified woman and dropping his trousers – and then a director called "Cut!" and the actors dispersed. This almost-rape scene isn't in the demo anymore, following negative reactions from early ...

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Hotline Miami 2 adds level-specific unlockable hard mode

Dennis Wedin - half of the two-man development team Dennaton Games - says his studio has plans to add unlockable difficulty modes in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. "We added this because some people said that the first game was too easy," Wedin told Polygon. "So we wanted to give them something ...

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Seen@Gamescom: Don't ask the Hotline Miami 2 devs these questions

Don't ask these questions to Hotline Miami 2 developers Dennaton Games. Just don't. There's a sign that says you shouldn't and we all know that at conventions, it's important to obey signs. Besides, if you break these rules, there's no telling what the developers of Hotline Miami will break of your...

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Sony reveals slate of console-exclusive indie launches for PS4 and PS Vita, including Hotline Miami 2

During its conference at Gamescom today, Sony revealed a lineup of high-profile indie games that will make their console debuts exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. Games featured in Sony's conference include Dennaton's Hotline Miami 2, Metanet's N++, Chucklefish's Starbound, Thomas Wa...

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Hotline Miami 2 was initially planned as DLC

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number was initially slated for release as DLC for the original Hotline Miami, its developers revealed in a recent feature at VG247. Dennaton notes that Hotline Miami 2 was conceived as an expansion, but was fleshed out into a full sequel as its scope grew during develop...

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number due out 'late 2013' for PC, Mac, Linux

Beneath our descriptions of violence, twisted psyches and new features within Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, there lies relevant information about the game that you surely shouldn't miss: It's due out this year – Dennaton co-founder Denis Wedin told us at E3 that it would be "late 2013" &ndas...

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number unmasked: Blood, drugs, feelings

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, mor...

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Hotline Miami 2 is in demand, we heard it through these great Vines

Hotline Miami 2 made a surprise appearance at E3, tucked away in an Airstream trailer provided by publisher Devolver Digital. We saw it, but we're not allowed to talk about it until next week. It's getting plenty of attention on its own already – the official Hotline Miami Twitter account ret...

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Hotline Miami 2 is in some kind of playable form at E3

Hotline Miami 2 is well on its way through the brutal development process, and it's playable at E3, a tweet from Devolver press agent Stephanie Schopp revealed. We spoke about Hotline Miami 2 with developers Jonatan Söderström and Dennis Wedin at GDC this year, and they said the sequel...

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Hotline Miami sequel takes out parallel plots, emotion of early 90s

The sequel to Hotline Miami tackles the more touchy-feely aspects of the early 90s, Dennaton Games duo Jonatan Söderström and Dennis Wedin tell Joystiq at GDC. The gameplay will stray in a few different directions, with parallel plots built around the first game, and more attention on emo...

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