Hotline Miami 2 creator discusses the changes in the sequel
‘Hotline Miami’ Creator Opens Up About Game’s Sequel Jonatan Soderstorm and Dennis Wedin of Dennaton Games, creators of the acti ...
Jonatan Soderstorm and Dennis Wedin of Dennaton Games, creators of the action-themed top-down shooter "Hotline Miami," talked about their vision for the game's sequel, "Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number" during an interview with PC Gamer.
Originally, "Wrong Number" was designed as an expansion pack for the first game. But then, the creators decided to turn it into a full game in order to offer fans of the first title more content to enjoy. Like the first game, "Wrong Number" will also make use of the same 2D, top-down format. In addition, since the sequel will take place before and after the events of "Hotline Miami," it will feature expanded back stories and abilities for the various characters, according to IGN.
"When we realized that the expansion pack was going to be bigger than the first game, we changed it to a full sequel, we also wanted to call it 'the sequel,' because with expansion packs I find it's the same formula but when you do a sequel it has to be very innovative - pretty much a whole new game," said Soderstrom.
According to Soderstrom, "Wrong Number" reflects what he and Wedin would like to see in a sequel for "Hotline Miami 2."
"We felt like we should call it 'Hotline Miami 2,' stick to our guns and just give people that like the first game another game that they will enjoy," he explained.
"Not just trying to get a bigger audience, but making it a game for us and people who liked the first one," Soderstrom added.
"Since there's 13 characters, we had to give them some kind of personality otherwise they'd be all bland," Wedin said. "The story is jumping between different times and settings, so you'll have to try and connect them."
"You have to adapt to that character's ability," he continued. "Like, for this character I have to have this weapon, or for this character it's better to use guns, you know?"
The official release date is not yet confirmed, but it’s expected to out during the first quater of 2015 . It will available for PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Linux, OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms.