I never quite got into the PAYDAY series because I’m allergic to co-op (much as I love heists), but I’ve had an intense, burning, bottomless passion for Hotline Miami for awhile. Looks like I’m not the only one, because Overkill Software, the developers of Payday 2, have teamed up with Dennaton Games for a special Hotline Miami-themed DLC, to be released at the end of the month. Why? “Because we at OVERKILL fucking love Hotline Miami.”
The teaser trailer is absolutely brutal. An unknown man is being tortured for information, but is oddly unconcerned about that fact… at least until Hotline Miami‘s Jacket appears in the doorway dressed in his now iconic letterman jacket, rubber rooster mask, and carrying a baseball bat. (If you interpret the tap-tap-tap of the bat on the walls as Jacket makes his way down the hallway as an Inglourious Basterds reference, by the way, it makes the trailer even awesomer.)
The DLC will for sure have a heist mission, and more details will be released the closer we get to the September 30 release date. To top it off, in celebration for the upcoming DLC, people who already have a copy of PAYDAY 2 on Steam should have a coupon for 50% off Hotline Miami in their inventories (and vice versa for those who own Hotline Miami). Yay coupons!
Still no word on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number‘s release date, though, beyond “later this year.” Shucks.
Will you be getting the Hotline Miami DLC? Are you pissed because you wanted a PAYDAY 3 instead of another DLC crossover? Are you as excited as I am for Hotline Miami 2? Drop a line in the comments and let us know what you’re thinking!