Sorry, That Hotline Miami 2 Trailer Doesn’t Show Co-op

By   /   Apr 8, 2014

There’s a new gameplay trailer out for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number and it’s all sorts of awesome. More specifically, the top-down shooter gives us a look at some of the new features in the game.

Once more, the fast-paced title from publisher Devolver Digital will unleash an eighties style of pixel visuals, mixed with the neon hazes of yore. It’s also going to have tons of blood, guns and death.

One of the new mechanisms in the sequel to the smash hit would be rolling out of dodge. A character can be seen numerous times trying to escape gunfire by rolling rapidly over the floor.

Another novelty in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the ability to wield two guns at once, which also seem to have a different range of motion. For instance, a character holding two machine guns is seen spreading fire on both the left and right side.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

One of the more exciting new things in the trailer would be two characters causing mayhem side by side. This might have led us to think that the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number was going to have cooperative play, but the official Twitter channel denied that, stating:

No co-op, the swans are brother/sister and are controlled together.

This mechanism is seen in another highly praised title, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, where both siblings are moved at the same time. It’s a little awkward to get accustomed to at first, but it ultimately showed that this design can work.

Perhaps it’s best if there is no co-op, since it would sort of break that introspective feeling that comes with playing this game. Originally, Hotline Miami was a roaring success on several platforms, mixing ultra-violence with a deeply disturbing story progression.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will release later this year for PC, Playstation 4 and PS Vita.