The developers of Hotline Miami 2 have pulled a scene from the demo for the sequel to the smash-hit ultra-violent hit Hotline Miami.
The game, which some as seen as money-for-old-violence and others see as a post-modern, meta-view of the nature of gaming, while others see it as a game, features high levels of gore while forcing the player to see the results of their actions. Sexual antics, however, such as a male standing over a slaughtered female hadn't featured in the original title. They don't feature in the demo of the new game, they did, here's why they were removed.
Developer Dennatonís Dennis Wedin told RPS
, "We were really sad that some people were so affected by it, because maybe they had been through something like that of their own. Maybe they had a terrible experience of their own that was triggered by the game. That was not intentional at all. We didnít add the scene just to be controversial. There is a meaning to these two characters. Thereís a lot more to them than just this scene.
"We removed it for the demo. Weíre 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."