Dennaton Games has confirmed that Hotline Miami 2 will be releasing sometime in Q3 2014.
Hotline Miami was easily one of the best PC surprises of 2012, delivering a top-down retro flavored experience that was almost as challenging and addictive as it was bloody and brutal. That being the case, there was some understandable excitement when its developers at Dennaton Games announced that they were working on a sequel: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number.
Unfortunately, while its initial announcement was accompanied by some screens and a trailer, gamers were given no release window to set their sights for. Now however, Dennaton has revealed that fans can expect the new game to release sometime in Q3 2014. While this likely isn't as specific as many would prefer, it still narrows the field down quite a bit. Moreover, according to the game's publishers at Devolver Digital, the current hope is to release the game's PC, PS4 and Vita versions simultaneously. That being said, the company made a point of telling us that "that's not yet certain."
I, for one, am sincerely hoping a simultaneous release winds up being the case. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure that I would thoroughly enjoy Hotline Miami 2 on PC, much as I did the first game. That said, between all the available versions of the original, the Vita edition is the one that I had the most fun with and I'll probably be holding off on buying the sequel until I replicate that experience.