Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a top-down shooter action video game developed by Dennaton Games and Abstraction Games, and published by Devolver Digital. It is both the sequel and prequel to Hotline Miami, taking place before and after the events of Hotline Miami, as it focuses on the backstory and aftermath of the previous protagonist, Jacket, slaying parts of the Russian mafia at the behest of anonymous voices leaving mysterious messages on his answering machine.[1] The game was first released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux on March 10, 2015.[2] The game then saw its release for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on March 10, 2015 in North America, on March 11, 2015 in Europe, and on June 25, 2015 in Japan.[3] An Android port is since in development.[4]

How To Play Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Gameplay of Wrong Number is mostly identical to that of its predecessor, but Hotline Miami 2 features a new hard mode, unlocked after completing the Normal story. In Hard mode, enemies are more difficult to take down and some abilities are taken away from the player, such as "enemy-locking".[5] Thirteen characters are playable as opposed to just Jacket and Biker in the first game; each with their own interpretations as the story unfolds. The masks mechanic is again featured with some older masks making a return, while new masks offer new abilities and play styles. Each character has their own special abilities or perks; Corey can do a roll and dive under enemy gunfire, Mark can dual wield two sub-machines guns and can spread his arms to shoot left and right simultaneously, Tony's fists kill all regular enemies in one blow and knock down heavy enemies for quick ground kills, and Alex and Ash use a chainsaw and a gun respectively, but are controlled by the player simultaneously. A different character or group of characters is available at the start of each level, each chapter telling part of the story from that character's perspective.[3] A level editor has been announced, but will be added later after the game's release, which will let users create original stories through dialogue crafting. The editor was originally planned for a spring 2015 release, but has since been postponed to an unknown date.[2][6] Hotline Miami 2's level design features much larger levels and longer distances resulting in a different type of gameplay compared to the first game.

Heroes of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Hotline Miami 2 takes place in a heavily anachronic order before and after the events of the original, focusing more on the latter between October and December 1991. During the events of Hotline Miami, the player's character, "Jacket," is unwittingly manipulated into killing off the leadership of the Russian Mob by 50 Blessings, a neo-nationalist terror cell that masquerades as a peaceful activist group. The persona of "Richard", a mysterious figure in a rooster mask that occasionally appeared to Jacket in the original game, appears at different points to the game's playable characters.[7] The player controls these individuals in a series of intersecting plotlines exploring both the background and the aftermath of Jacket's rampage. After his rampage, Jacket has been arrested and brought to trial. He has gained national notoriety; the game's tutorial level takes place in a slasher film adaptation depicting him as "The Pig Butcher." The film's star, Martin Brown, is a sociopath who relishes being able to act out his violent fantasies during filming. Martin dies early in the game when accidentally shot with real ammunition on set during the shooting of the film's final scene. A journalist, Evan Wright, is writing a book about Jacket's spree and trying to learn more about the people behind it. Evan is given leads from Manny Pardo, a psychotic police officer who uses his position to go on killing sprees during stakeout operations.

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