[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Hotline Miami is brutal, violent, dark, and neon as f*ck

9:00 AM on 07.09.2012  ·  Jim Sterling@JimSterling
0

If a talking chicken has ever asked you if you enjoy hurting people, then Hotline Miami is going to resonate on an immensely coincidental level. If not, well, you probably still want to pay attention to the latest Devolver Digital project. It's looking like quite the head-turner. 

With its top-down view, focus on violence, and Miami aesthetic, the comparisons to Grand Theft Auto will be difficult to avoid. However, the similarities may only be superficial, as Hotline serves an altogether more unsettling premise. It's a game in which mysterious answerphone messages order you to commit acts of violence, urging you to don a creepy mask and sow havoc on the streets. 

"Hotline Miami 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," claims the spiel. "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."

The game's due for PC and Mac, with console versions planned. Oh, and you can leave your own message with the hotline at +1 786 519 3708 or @HotlineMiami. Weird!

\ We've blogged about this before: read (26) back stories 

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Action #Devolver Digital #Indie #Mac #PC #Shooters #Trailers #video
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jim SterlingFormer Reviews Editor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts12537Blogs 194Following42Followers1559

Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more
Similar stories on Destructoid:
 
 


Dtoid is fighting adblockalypse without native ad article bullsh* thanks to Huge Members. Please give them sex or donuts:

User Avatar
equistonaut


Since 10:55 PM on 06.03.2010

Sean Sapp
Sean Sapp


Since 12:24 AM on 06.03.2010

janeko
janeko


Since 10:01 AM on 04.10.2010

Elan Bard
Elan Bard


Since 12:47 PM on 04.27.2013

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!