While the hyper-violent sequel was due to release by fall 2014, Dennaton Games has announced that Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will either be released before the year’s end or in the early stages of 2015.
News comes via the game’s official Twitter page, stating that the anticipated follow-up has been delayed to further polish and refine all of the intricate, head-smashing systems.
“Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is still getting some final tweaks and polish, expected to be ready for late 2014 or early 2015. Your patience is appreciated and will ultimately be rewarded with everything you hoped for and nothing like what you expected. This is the last game; it’s the finale for Hotline Miami. We’re gonna work with how you cope with things ending.”
Leaving behind the neon lights and crazy hairstyles of the original’s 80s setting, Hotline Miami 2 is poised to take the action and ground it in the 90s — whether players can kill enemies with a Tamagotchi remains to be seen. Among the sequel’s new features is the ability to dual-wield certain weapons, co-op levels and a Scarface-inspired chainsaw.
Interestingly, the studio also alluded to the fact that Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will be the curtain call for the critically-acclaimed series, claiming that this represents the “finale for Hotline Miami.”
Fans of the gloriously violent original can look forward to Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number when it hits PlayStation 4, 3, Vita as well as PC and Mac by early 2015. In the meantime, tell us, are you excited to fall into Dennaton’s weird and wonderful neon-drenched world once more?