Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Developer: Dennaton Games
Platforms: PC, MAC, Linux, PS3, PS4, PS Vita
Release Date: 2014
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is an upcoming 2D action video game played from an over the top-down perspective that is currently in development by Dennaton Games (the developers behind the original Hotline Miami) and set to be published by Devolver Digital (the publishers behind Serious Sam Double D and Shadow Warrior), that will serve as a direct sequel to the critically acclaimed Hotline Miami.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (which is running on the proprietary engine, GameMaker) will be released on Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, it is expected to launch some time during the third quarter of 2014.
There are no plans of an Xbox One version yet,
Not much is known about the ongoing development cycle of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number other than that it has been in development since the release of critically acclaimed reception of Hotline Miami and that it will be running on multiple platforms and make use of the GameMaker proprietary engine.
The story of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is set both before and after the affairs of the first game, but with a particular focus on the events that take place after. Due to the original game having multiple endings, the “Jacket’s Interpretation Ending” is canonical, and sets up the scene for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The game sees a slasher style film which has been built upon by the events that unfolded in the final portions of the canonical ending.
The film sees jacket being replaced by the horrible serial killer, “Butcher”. The idea being that the games stages are in fact actually fictitious scenes because at the end of each stage the “victims” turn out to be nought but actors when they stand back up when recording is done.
The fans of the story view Jacket as a vigilante and not as a murderer, which is the popular opinion. These fans are five ordinary people who keep track over the calls that Jacket would receive from a mysterious and unknown caller. The fans resort to killing random thugs so that the mysterious caller can emerge from hiding.
The gameplay of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number remains largely unchanged from the first entry into the series. However the developers have implemented a few new features like the addition of new enemy types hence moving away from the special foes would be stage specific. The new enemies include this includes bat wielding bikers and fat men with shotguns.
These new enemy types increase the difficulty significantly given their individual abilities (for example the bikers can throw their bats) and because of this the game has been given a difficulty menu which adds three difficulties. Upon completing a stage with a C+ ranking or higher, the player will be awarded with Hard Mode which makes the gameplay even more challenging.
Butcher is the actor who will be portraying Jacket in the upcoming movie, Midnight Animal. In the film Butcher depicts Jacket as being a cold blooded serial killer..
The Fans – The Fans are a group of five ordinary people who have become obsessed with the idea of masked vigilantes. They plan the return of the mysterious caller that directed Jacket to kill the thugs. They are doing this because Jacket killed the Russian Mafia leaving them with nothing but low level thugs to kill, which is against their ego.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game.