Developer of the critically acclaimed indie game Hotline Miami, Dennaton, has posted a picture on Twitter that reveals the company has been working on a sequel to the game. Dennaton hasn’t officially announced the game, however, but we can see the main menu of the game in the background of the picture.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard of the sequel, which seems to be titled Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. Creator of the game Jonatan “Catcus” Söderström had earlier revealed that the developers had indeed been working on a sequel to the game.
A sequel is definitely in the works
The first game was released back in October last year. Gameplay of Hotline Miami is simple. It has a top-down view where you can see your character and the environment. The goal is to clear all the levels by killing everyone. This is done by either going up to enemies to smash their face, or by getting your hands on a weapon. This is made fun thanks to the one-hit-kill mechanics of the game. Everyone, the main character included, can die in one hit.
The game was praised by critics not only because of its addictive fast-paced but methodical gameplay, but also for its storyline. The rather confusing plot of Hotline Miami revolves around a hitman who is forced to confront his past and remember all of the missions he had done and all the people he had killed. This is made confusing because of the conflicting narrators and sudden shifts in gameplay mechanics at certain points of the game.