Hotline Miami 2 announced

The creators of Hotline Miami have decided to turn the sequel-sized downloadable content into a full-blown sequel. Studio Dennaton Games is at work on the soundtrack for the title, which already had ambitious plans when it was DLC.

"Working while listening to the sweet tunes of a preliminary Hotline Miami 2 soundtrack that we've put together during the weekend," creator Jonatan Soderstrom said on Twitter. Sodorstrom then confirmed to Eurogamer that the DLC had been expanded into a full sequel.

"Yeah, it seems like it will end up bigger (in terms of the number of levels we've got planned) than the first, so it feels reasonable to release it as a full game rather than a DLC," he said. "We've barely begun working on it though, still got things we need to patch with the first game, so that's the main priority right now." He also noted that some musicians may return for the sequel, but they're looking into featuring other bands as well. "Want to keep it fresh."

The DLC-turned-game is said to feature more characters, new stories with different angles, and possibly a map editor.