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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number gets Q3 2014 launch

Developer narrows launch window to some time between July and September

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been given an official launch window of Q3 2014.

That means the sequel to the gory top-down indie action game will be available before the end of September.

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According to co-creator Dennis Wedin Hotline Miami 2 is "the end", the "grand finale for Hotline Miami".

"You're a murderer," developer Dennaton Games described in its original announcement. "You murder people. Again. And again. How certain you are of your actions and what is, and what is not, real is what you must determine in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number."

It added, "Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number commands you to step into the murderous minds of several distinct characters - each with their own motivations and methods of execution - as storylines intersect and reality slips away into a haze of neon and carnage.

"Witness hundreds of new sprites and animations in lush new areas to clear floor-by-floor, and harness a variety of savage new weapons to satisfy your murder lust."

A preview build of Hotline Miami 2 sparked controversy due to its depiction of rape before being altered to have the scene removed.

According to Wedin, the context for the offending section - which depicts the rape of a female character - was lost when isolated from the rest of the game.

When asked whether the section will appear in the finished product, Wedin admitted he wasn't sure.

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