Hotline Miami 2 Digital Comic Hits Steam

Developers still unfazed by Australian ratings board controversy.

James Kozanitisby James Kozanitis

Although Hotline Miami 2’s release date of March 10 remains unconfirmed, all signs point to a launch around that time, as developer Dennaton Games released the full digital comic today, Feb. 17, 2015. The comic is available on Steam free of charge.

The comic is a five-part series that will be updated as we get closer to the not-yet-official release date. According to the Steam page, the comic will “dive into the backstory of several factions on a path to confrontation.” This could be in reference to at least one of the groups already planned as playable characters, “The Fans,” a group of vigilantes who idolize Hotline Miami‘s original protagonist.

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Hotline Miami 2‘s comic will be penned by DayJob Studio, a web comic house, who will be doing its first video-game-related project.

Dennaton Games and publisher Devolver Digital are certainly following through with their plan to move forward unscathed after the Australian Classification Board dubiously denied Hotline Miami 2 a rating, effectively banning the game in Australia. The mysterious phone number that lead to a potential release date posted on Hotline Miami‘s Twitter account along with today’s digital comic is evidence of that much.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will release for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.