Murdertime: Hotline Miami 2 Release Date & Payday Bits

Imagine if all your favourite murderers in video games got together and did murders together, like a superhero team or a supergroup. The Avengers with no thought for collateral damage, or The Plastic Ono Band with hammers. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number [official site] is more a tribute act of murderers, with schlubs inspired by Jacket’s cool murders in the first game. Hotline Miami’s crossover with Payday 2 is coming closer to that supergroup dream, though, bringing Jacket to the heist FPS.

Oh, and did I mention that Hotline Miami 2 now has a release date? It does: March 10th.

Yep, it’s due to arrive on March 10th, priced at £10.99/$14.99. I mean, technically is a post about Hotline Miami 2’s release date so it’s the game I should focus on but, well, I’ve done that now? It’s HM-style murdering with new characters with their own skills and it’s due to get a level editor a bit after launch and okay onto the crossover marketing!

Owning HM2 on Steam (though it’ll be sold through GOG and Humble too) will get you six Hotline Miami masks to wear in Payday 2. If you buy the £14.99/$19.99 Digital Special Edition, though, you’ll also get a Payday 2 Jacket character pack. He’s playable with his own model, and it adds a new ‘Sociopath’ perk derk along with an extra mask, a hammer, and a submachine gun too. Those will unlock when HM2 launches. The promo site has more details.

Seeing how Hotline Miami 2 is banned in Australia, Payday devs Overkill are giving folks down under another way to get all this. Aussies will be able to send Overkill a scan of their Australian passport or ID to receive a code unlocking the bits for free. That might not help folks who live in Australia but aren’t Australian, but hey! It’s a nice thought.

Here, check out the murdering in this trailer for Jacket’s Payday 2 appearance:

Payday 2 has already crossed over with the Keanu Reeves movie John Wick too, letting folks play as the assassin, so I ask: which cool murderer is next?


  1. Stevostin says:

    Oh, catchy soundtrack.

  2. Monggerel says:

    Well that looks like utter shite,

    who care though. First game was pretty good. And also had a really lame trailer I think.

    • Monggerel says:


    • mrwonko says:

      The embedded trailer is by the Payday 2 people for the crossover and features one of their enemies, it’s not an official Hotline Miami 2 trailer.

    • Turkey says:

      I’m kinda sad that they’re not doing bad FMV for the trailers this time around. This just looks sterile and crappy.

  3. Anthile says:

    Why would I buy a special edition if it doesn’t even include the complete OST?

    • Skeletor68 says:

      Son of a … it doesn’t?! I bought the bloody thing yesterday it said something about tracks, it was just before I went to bed… dammit!

    • Cash at Folsom says:

      Is there any reason to believe the tracks won’t just be easily located in the game files like in the first HM?

  4. ulix says:

    Since you had a cactus post and tag a couple of days ago: this should have a cactus tag! It’s a game made by cactus!

  5. Brossacks says:

    As an Australian who loves Payday 2 and Hotline Miami both? Giving us the full DLC for free is really, really nice of them to do, it sorta shows how pro-consumer OVERKILL is, even though they basically release pay to play DLC packs every few months.

  6. StAUG says:

    Scan my passport eh. Might pass on that.

    • Marley says:

      Im sure you could blank out most of the important details in paint to prevent identity fraud and they would still honor it, or just use your drivers license

  7. dethtoll says:

    I knew the release date was March 10th because that’s when the 10% off pre-order sale ended on Steam.

  8. pund says:

    Preordered it, hope it’ll be as good (or better) than the original.

  9. Frank says:

    Weird to see an indie game doing a crossover with mainstream fare. I guess that’s Devolver’s trajectory, eh

  10. Shadowcat says:

    The Avengers with no thought for collateral damage

    I wonder if you can use an umbrella as a weapon in HM2?