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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number gets refused classification in Australia


Hotline Miami 2 is one of the many games that I’m excited to play this year! As my readers know I loved the first game a lot! This game might not have a clear release date yet, but preview copies have been sent out, and it’s getting classified by regional game rating boards like the ESRB and PEGI. But when this game got into the hands of Australia’s Classification Board, that’s run by their government, they classified it as refused yesterday. Meaning that Hotline Miami 2 might not see the light of day in the land down under.

It’s easy to see, as the previous game wasn’t everybody’s cup of tea. It’s pretty much a game in the style of a Tarantino film. It’s infused with drugs and sex, which you don’t see, but the violence is clearly on display. Mitchell Dyer from IGN (I used to know him from NerdBlurb) pretty much explains that not an awful lot has changed from the winning formula of the previous game. But what he has noticed is that he’s more shocked about this game than the previous instalment. Maybe this will be something I discover when I get my chance to play this game. But I will admit that the new Swan mask duo characters look pretty damn cool! Continue reading