By Nathan Grayson on July 8th, 2013 at 9:00 am.
Hotline Miami 2 is a real thing with real dreams and real hopes and real (read: thankfully fictional) depictions of some really fucked up shit. But honestly, why should you believe me? So far, I’ve only been able to produce a burbling gore fountain of words and a psychedelic, extra-scrambly teaser. Where’s the meat? Maybe I’m crazy. Maybe I’m just making the whole thing up. But hah, joke’s on you because Eurogamer‘s produced nearly five minutes of gameplay footage, with commentary provided by an endlessly clucking man in a chicken mask. See? I can’t be crazy if everyone around me is even crazier. Watch the full thing after the break.
Shockingly, Hotline Miami 2 looks quite a bit like Hotline Miami. This is a snippet of the demo I already tried out, and I can safely say that it’s still pretty great. Environmental detail’s been stepped up a few dingy, dirty, cocaine-y notches, and new character powers – like the ability to choose your starting point by leaping through windows – intrigue.
It’s coming out later this year. Will you answer the call of… well hm, certainly not duty. Uh, really fucked up shit?