2. Has Hotline Miami 2‘s release date been revealed?
The Twitter account for Hotline Miami 2 tweeted a mysterious phone number last week: (786) 519-3708 ext 10. If you call the number, a recorded message plays: “We are 50 Blessings. Together we march — m-m-m-m-march — into the future. You have reached a wrong number.” Kokatu grabbed a recording of it, which you can listen to here.
You’d be forgiven for assuming this is just some bizarre marketing campaign drummed up by the makers of a seriously twisted game. For reference, each mission in the first Hotline Miami kicks off as your character receives a mysterious phone call and then goes to slaughter all the armed thugs at whatever address is mentioned in the call.
In the case of this particular message, Internet speculators think the game’s release date just might be coded into the message. Since the word “march” is uttered in such a strange way, it could be meant to grab your attention. And callers never have the option to enter the extension mentioned in the tweet, which makes it possible that the developers are hinting that the game launches on March 10.
That happens to be a Tuesday, the day of the week when most video games come out. If true, it’s a cryptic way to announce a release date. But it’s certainly plausible.