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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

10 months ago

2017 Steam Award winners include PUBG, Cuphead & Witcher

We've already seen which games sold best on Steam last year, but a perhaps more meaningful insight into movin' and a-shakin' in PC-land is the games that people feel warmest and snuggliest about. To that end, Valve have announced the winners of the 2017 Steam Awards, a fully community-voted affair which names the most-loved games across categories including best post-launch support, most player agency, exceeding…

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2 years ago

Hotline Miami 2 Launches Level Editor, Goes On Sale

The level editor for Hotline Miami 2 [official site] is now properly launched, letting you create your own levels and campaigns for Dennaton's top-down bloodbath. Or, you know, meant to make your own but mostly end up playing levels other people have made - that's fine too. After six months in public beta, the editor is now live and the game's on sale too.

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3 years ago

Hotline Miami 2 Level Editor Beta Is Live On Windows

Way back in May, we were told the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number [official site] Level Editor was "pretty close to completion" by developers Dennaton Games. It's taken its sweet time, but the subversive, hyper-violent top-down shooter's level editor has now entered its public beta phase, meaning it's now time for you to get your trigger-happy hands round blueprints of your own. So long as…

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Half A Year Later, Hotline Miami 2 Level Editor Inbound

The chance to make your own Hotline Miami 2 [official site] murder-mazes has been a long time coming - it was "pretty close to completion" seven months ago - but now it's had a release date stuck to it. Well, a beta release date. Folk have been making their own Hotline Miami 2 maps via a half-shut back door for ages, but come December 10…

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Feature: It Begins

Best Steam Summer Sale Deals: Day 1

What are the best Steam Summer Sale deals? Each day for the duration of the sale, we'll be offering our picks - based on price, what we like, and what we think more people should play. Read on for the five best deals from day one of the sale.

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4 years ago

Hotline Miami 2 Level Editor Coming Soon

The promised level editor for Hotline Miami 2 [official site] is "pretty close to completion", developers Dennaton Games have explained in a a recent blog post. The editor looks to be pretty full-featured, allowing you to create anything from a single level to a full campaign with cutscenes. Folks have been scrappily making their own levels for a while by hacking into the game's disabled…

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Jackets Off: Hotline Miami Making-Of Docu Gets Personal

Ah man, this one's pretty good. A while back the producers at ComplexTV flew out to London to interview the reclusive developers of Hotline Miami [official site]. You can watch the results below: A just-about 30 minute-long documentary telling the tale of how two Swedish hipsters created one of the greatest indie games of all time. One of the guys cries in it, so you know it's good.

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Gamer’s Edition Lets Indies Design And Ship CEs

I've been a fan of lovely game-related tat in oversized boxes for some time, so here's a thing that's cool to me. RPS allies Gamer Network have announced a service for helping independent developers to create AAA-tier collector's editions called Gamer's Edition [official website]. They're partnering up with Idea Planet Collectibles to allow devs and their fans to set the specifications and then crowdfund a one-off…

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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…

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Hotline Miami 2: Rating Board “Incorrectly Portrays” Game

The publishers and developer of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number have responded to the game being refused classification in Australia saying they are "concerned and disappointed" by the Classification Board's treatment of the game. In a blog post the publisher Devolver and developer Dennaton contest several of the elements of the board's report. First up is Midnight Animal – the movie set scene which the…

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Hotline Miami 2 Refused Classification In Australia

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been refused classification in Australia, joining the likes of Left 4 Dead 2 and Saints Row IV. The report by the Australian Classification Board cites a visual depiction of implied sexual violence as part of their decision to refuse the game classification. Kotaku Australia obtained a copy of the report which contained this segment about the scene (warning: description…

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Payday 2: Hotline Miami Announced, Is Exciting To Imagine

This makes sense. Co-operative bank robbery manshoot Payday 2 is getting a new piece of DLC which is themed around the propulsive, topdown, ultra-violent manbeat Hotline Miami. It's called Payday 2: Hotline Miami, and there's a live-action trailer below which contains little detail, followed by some further sentences which contain similarly little detail.

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Sugar And Vice: Hotline Miami 2

GO BIG OR GO HOME. That's the E3 motto that I just made up but I imagine it's fairly close to the instructions that studios receive from their lords and masters. A trailer is delivered and returned. "Make it louder. Make it faster. Add hyperbole. Add buzzwords. Make it bigger or go home. Also, please note that your home has been reposessed until such time…

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5 years ago

Hotline Miami 2 Trailer Phones A Friend

If murder is a merry lark then why, surely it's even better with a chum! Hotline Miami is mostly a dark journey into the night alone without anyone to hold your hand but hey, shhh shhh shhh, it's all okay in the sequel Wrong Number. A new trailer shows your murderman sometimes has a little heavily-armed help, though I couldn't say for certain whether they're…

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Call Back Later: Hotline Miami 2 Releasing Q3 2014

When I first learned of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number's existence, it was set to storm into our lives armed with nothing but a pool cue and the steely resolve of someone who's died in the same room, like, 58 times in a row at the tail end of 2013. It is now the tail beginning of 2014, but still the storied hotline goes straight…

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Hotline Miami 2 Footage! Also, A Talking Chicken

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.…

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Hotline Miami 2 Playable At Rezzed

Sorry, sorry - one last announcement for our PC gaming show this weekend: Hotline Miami 2 - which we revealed earlier today - will be playable on the show floor. Also playable: Total War: Rome II, Space Hulk, Sir, You Are Being Hunted, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Gone Home, Redshirt, Caribbean!, Democracy 3, Gun Monkeys, and much more. You should come along.

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Hotline Miami 2: Multiplayer? No. Map Editor? Hopefully!

BOOM. Stop. BOOM. Stop. BOOM. Stop. That was the entirety of my Hotline Miami fan fiction. Do you like it? Personally, I think it falls apart a bit in the third act, but I suppose I am my own harshest critic. The reason I mention it, though, is that I imagine there'd be quite a few more BOOMs in the mix if multiplayer were part…

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6 years ago

HOTLINE MIAMI 2

I dove back down Hotline Miami's blood-slick Slip 'n' Slide of utterly blissful brutality this weekend, and now it's all I can think about. It's a testament to the sheer refinement of its systems, I think, that it can so thoroughly hook me time and time again. But nothing is perfect - not even when it's really, really close. So Cactus and co are charging…

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