Hotline Miami and its sequel Hotline Miami 2: Wrong numbertwo of the very best indie games, can finally be played natively on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles thanks to a free upgrade.
Announced in a surprise trailer on series publisher Devolver Digital’s YouTube channel, these new releases are available now and existing owners of the PS4 or Xbox One versions playing on more recent consoles can take advantage of the current-gen features .
For those unfamiliar, Hotline Miami was a groundbreaking indie title set in a fictionalized version of 1980s Miami. Released in 2012, you play as a nameless hitman whose primary goal is to shoot, bludgeon, or otherwise ruthlessly cut your way through legions of Russian mafia henchmen at the behest of mysterious messages left on your answering machine.
The game stood out for its vibrant neon visuals, surreal tone and subtler approach to storytelling, and its success led to a sequel, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong number, just three years later. Following the events of the first game, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong number expands the plot with multiple new characters and a prequel story set in war-torn Hawaii.
It introduces a host of new combat mechanics and an extensive level editor, although the latter feature is unfortunately only present in the PC version of the game. For those interested in playing on console, Hotline Miami And Hotline Miami 2: Wrong number can be purchased individually for $9.99/£7.99 and $14.99/£11.99 respectively, or together as part of the Hotline Miami Collection bundle, which offers both games for $19.99/£15.99.
Both games are also currently playable at no additional cost for PlayStation Plus Extra subscription service members.
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