Ultraviolent indie ‘Hotline Miami’ Announced for PlayStation 3 and Vita

By Joseph Leray

“Heart-warming” is hardly the first word that comes to mind when I think about “Hotline Miami,” but it’s always nice when mind-bogglingly violent indie games about a killer-for-hire in a pig mask do well. Everyone likes an underdog.

Cactus Söderström’s top-down beat-’em-up sold well enough to warrant a Mac port and a sequel, despite having “been pirated to extraordinary levels,” according to project manager Graeme Struthers. Last week, Dennaton Games and publishers Devolver Digital announced more good news: “Hotline Miami” is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Vita.

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In a post on the official PlayStation blog, Devolver explained that Dutch outfit Abstraction Games “are crafting an absolutely perfect version of ‘Hotline Miami’ for both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita and are taking great care to take advantage of both systems’ nifty features.” While a release date hasn’t been announced, comments from Devolver suggest that the game will be a cross-buy title and cost $9.99.

While I’m sure Dennaton is happy that their debut game will be available to a wider audience soon, it also can’t hurt that the PS3 and Vita versions of “Hotline Miami” will be comparatively harder to pirate than their PC counterparts.

And f you simply cannot wait to play with a DualShock, keep in mind that the Steam version of “Hotline Miami” supports gamepad controls, too.

[PlayStation Blog]

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