Learn about Hotline Miami's gory history, including why its makers decided to put animal masks on its protagonist.
Dennaton Games has started taking orders for a physical box set of Hotline Miami 1 and 2, but the company remains adamant that Wrong Number is the last call for Jacket and Richter.
Last August, ESC Toys and Dennaton Games turned to Kickstarter in an attempt to bring the protagonist of Hotline Miami to life in action figure form. The hope was to turn Jacket into a sixth-scale collectible, with all manner of accessories and authentic clothing pulled from the game itself to accompany him. With a fairly modest $60,000 goal, the venture was funded in less than 24 hours, and went on to secure nearly two and a half times its target by the time all was said and done.
The hugely anticipated Hotline Miami Jacket Figure got over twice the backing amount it needed on its Kickstarter campaign. So what's next?
Two gritty, indie action games collide now that Payday 2 is getting Hotline Miami-themed DLC, which means everyone gets a mask.
A bundle including some of the most critically-acclaimed and unique indie titles is on sale on Steam for a limited time. The bundle, called the Indie Megabooth collection, includes six games, and will offer customers a whopping $65 discount.
A new Kickstarter project lets Hotline Miami enthusiasts get in on a sweet new figurine based on Jacket, the player character from the first game.
While the world waits breathlessly for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, the folks at Dennation Games must have felt our desperation for mayhem, so they've bestowed on us a small gift: the original Hotline Miami is coming to PlayStation 4.
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Better dust off that collection of masks because the first Hotline Miami will be coming to PlayStation 4 to coincide with the release of its sequel.