Hotline Miami trailer from @dennaton and @DevolverDigital is beautiful, brutal, and definitely not safe for work (Luckily it’s a holiday)
There is plenty of cartoon gore in the announcement trailer for Dennaton Games’ Hotline Miami, which is coming out in approximately one to two months, according to the dev’s thread over on TIGSource. While you can certainly get a feeling for the brutality of the game by watching the trailer, which has loads of personality and a very cool atmosphere (not enough games have an atomosphere, honestly), it doesn’t do a whole lot to tell you about the game, other than to show that it will have you running around racking up points while committing terrible acts of violence in game. The press release (available here) describes the game thusly:
Step into the neon-soaked underground of 1980s Miami as bizarre messages on your answering machine seem to be urging you to commit terrible acts of violence – but will you obey? overflows with raw brutality and skull crushing close combat as you find yourself outgunned and using your wits to choreograph your way through impossible situations. An unmistakable visual style, a driving soundtrack, and a surreal plot that will have you question your own thirst for blood. Bash and blast through over 20 multiscreen levels with 35 unique weapons and collect 25 game-altering masks in one of the darkest and most unusual independent games on the scene.
That certainly sounds promising. I’m sure we’ll hear more about Hotline Miami as we approach the game’s release in the coming months. In the meantime, check out Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games for more info.