Hotline Miami is one of my favourite games of the year, I really appreciated it’s style and the great surreal feelings that it managed to convey. Söderström and Wedin mentioned that DLC was likely for the downloadable beat-em-up, Eurogamer further inquired about future DLC and this is their response:
You’ve mentioned you may have some new content coming out. Can you talk about that at all?
Söderström: We don’t want to reveal too much, but it will probably have more playable characters than the first game did. And a couple of different stories and angles.
Wedin: A lot of of people have been asking about a map editor to build their own stages, so we’re looking at if it’s possible to do that. I think it would be really cool to let people do their own stages.
Looking at the story DLC, will those cost anything or be smaller, free updates?
Do you have any idea when it will be ready?
Söderström: It’s hard to say right now, but we’re hoping since we have the game engine done and we just need to add more to it, it shouldn’t take as long as it’s taken for the first game to be made. Because there were a lot of difficult design decision that sort of made the game take some time to make. In the beginning we weren’t really expecting to make a long game, so we were kind of slowly working on it the first couple of months, but we hope it would take no longer than four or five months to make the sequel, but we’re not sure at this point.It sounds like we are getting much more than just a few extra levels. In regards to a possible Vita/PS3 and console version:
You’ve mentioned before that you’re in talks with Sony to maybe make a Vita/PS3 version of Hotline Miami. How far along are these talks? Does this sound likely?
Söderström: I can’t say much about Sony because I frankly don’t know how likely it is. Maybe 50/50.
Have you been in talks with any other console publishers to bring the game to other systems?
Söderström: We’ve talked a bit about porting to smart phones as well. Smart phones would be very tricky though as the game needs very precise controls. So I have no idea if that is an actual option.
If you enjoyed Hotline Miami, I really recommend that you read the full interview.Eurogamer - The creators of Hotline Miami on inspiration, storytelling and upcoming DLC