Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Has Me All Kinds of Excited

Written by on June 21, 2013 in [, , , ]

Yesterday, we finally got some hard confirmation that a sequel was in the works for the surprise downloadable hit, Hotline Miami. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number got a short teaser trailer and a number of people got hands on time with Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games latest romp into madness.

What was originally announced as a downloadable expansion for the original Hotline Miami, Wrong Number seems to be, in many ways, exactly what I want from the sequel. The plot of Hotline Miami, in some form, is carrying over in Wrong Number, as you will be playing the “Pig Butcher”, an actor who’s been starring in a film adaptation of the events of Hotline Miami.

That premise alone is cool enough to carry the game but in a second part of the game will feature a group of obsessed “fans” who are attempting to recreate the events of the first game in real life. These concepts in the hands of Dennaton, who proved they are excellent storytellers with Hotline Miami, could be some of the most unique ideas explored this year.


Hotline Miami was one of my favorite games released in 2012 and the recent Humble Bundle that featured the game has only helped to spread the word about this awesome title. From what we’ve heard, the game will still be brutally difficult, once again focusing on using various melee weapons and masks that give the player special abilities. Additionally, Perturbator, Jasper Byrne and M.O.O.N. are all returning to help with the soundtrack, which arguably made the game. I’m such a fan of the soundtrack that my ringtone is the song “Miami” by Lone Survivor designer, Jasper Byrne.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number could easily be my favorite game of 2013. The original was a breath of fresh air and assuming that Dennaton has more cash to make a better game, the sequel could be a game I don’t stop playing for hours on end. Not only that, but if you own a PS3, you might be getting a phone call in the near future. Just be sure to “wear something fancy.”

If you wish to win a PC copy of the original Hotline Miami, though, The Married Gamers are giving you a chance. All that you have to do is comment on this post before 5 PM PST on Saturday, June 22nd to be entered to win.


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Author: Addam Kearney View all posts by

5 Comments on "Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Has Me All Kinds of Excited"

  1. The Texorcist June 21, 2013 at 3:33 pm -

    I feel bad I have never heard of this game. Good write up though. I appreciate non-mainstream games greatly,

  2. The Doctor June 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm -

    Looks awesome, love top down shooters. Always brings back the old school days of gaming 🙂

  3. Tony S June 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm -

    Who needs flash graphics, love the style this game has!

  4. Gaming Thoughts June 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm -

    Awesome comp! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Addam Kearney June 23, 2013 at 7:57 am -

    Congratulations to The Texorcist for winning the code for Hotline Miami!