Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I find myself walking into the Rezzed Expo in Birmingham earlier this year and heading straight to the already crowded Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number booth to witness what can only be described as a fairly large man forcing himself upon a woman and.. well.. you get the idea. Thankfully a few moments later it’s revealed that it’s actually a part of a “film” and all seems a little less shady – or so I thought.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number developer Dennaton Games have revealed that they have removed the controversial sexual assault scene found at the end of the current demo which has been demonstrated at various gaming events. The scene, as you might expect, has stirred up some controversy so Dennaton Games has removed the scene to tweak and change it up a little. In an interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun Dennaton’s Dennis Wedin had this to say:
“We didn’t add the scene just to be controversial. There is a meaning to these two characters. There’s a lot more to them than just this scene.
“We removed it for the demo. We’re going to work with it, see if we can fix it. You get a bigger picture when you play the whole game, which is lost in the demo of course.”
Controversial content is to be expected with Hotline Miami, it’s just one of those games. I can see why some people have gotten into a tiff over that particular scene, I was a little concerned after witnessing it, but I understood that with a demo, there’s only so much you can squeeze into a short 10/15 minute demo. Perhaps Dennaton Games should have just left it out of the demo all together? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below!