Dennaton Games, the developers of the audaciously brutal indie Hotline Miami, has recently announced that a sequel to their cult hit title is in the works for a release later this year.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will keep the same gritty, blood-soaked gameplay while incorporating a variety of new characters and weapons–yet it will retain the carnage-inducing mechanics that have made it a memorable title. The sequel takes gamers even farther into the dark underground world of psychotic crime, telling a brand new tale that’s infused with horror, deceit, treachery and sinister malcontent, keeping the traditional vibes and bizarre style associated with Dennaton’s original release.
Wrong Number will continue the original story arc set into place by the previous Hotline Miami, featuring a dynamic plot that spawned from the crazed destruction of the first game. The criminal underground has split into various factions, each of which vie for control, and players will take control of several new characters to unleash total chaos with a barrage of new weapons, fueled by frenzied bloodlust and the will to survive.
Below you can find an official description of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, as well as a gallery of newly released screenshots. Dennaton has also released an official teaser trailer for their upcoming sequel that paints a picture of complete blood-strewn havoc–but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
“A brutal conclusion to the gruesome saga, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number follows the escalating level of violence through multiple factions born from the events of the original game and driven by uncertain motivations.
Step into the murderous mind of several distinct characters – each with their own motivations and methods of execution — as storylines intersect and reality slips away into a haze of neon and carnage.
Blistering combat, an unmistakable visual style, and a powerfully intense soundtrack will once again push you to the limit and questioning your own thirst for blood.”
The sequel will also feature a new and improved soundtrack to fuel the chaotic bloodsport that takes place during the game, and Wrong Number will feature the same overhead view and original mechanics that were employed in the original Hotline Miami.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is currently scheduled for a release sometime in 2013 for PC and Mac–and maybe Linux. For more information please visit the game’s official website.