Starting out as a lone PC indie title, Hotline Miami has somewhat become a cult classic. The ultra violent and psychologically thrilling 2D action title has already made its way to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, and next week it makes the jump to Sony’s new hardware.
The PlayStation 4 version is being handled by port developer Abstraction Games, who announced yesterday that the game will be available for download via PSN on August 19th. Better yet, publisher Devolver Digital loves the idea of cross-buy, meaning those of you who already own the game on a Sony system will be able to download the PS4 version absolutely free.
If you don’t own Hotline Miami yet and you’re a little confused about it, don’t worry. All you really need to know is that you’re going to die…a lot. Hotline Miami is brutally difficult but also extremely rewarding, with bite-sized areas allowing you to experiment without the harm of losing lots of progress if you’re reckless.
The game is also extremely violent, with the 2D perspective not really doing well to hide the actions of your characters. Hell, you probably won’t even know why you’re tasked with cleaning out buildings full of goons in the first place. Your phone rings, someone asks you to go to an address, and you start killing. Confusing, right?
Despite that, Hotline Miami really is a gem of a game, and you should consider giving it a go before the sequel releases in the near future.