Sex Assault Scene Pulled From Hotline Miami 2 Demo

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There's a point in the Hotline Miami 2 demo where it looks for all the world like one of the characters is about to rape a woman. That didn't go down too well.

Asked by Rock Paper Shotgun what it meant, and how the developers felt about some people's negative reactions to the scene, Dennaton’s Dennis Wedin gave a damn good account of the game and their reasons for including the scene.

"We were really sad that some people were so affected by it, because maybe they had been through something like that of their own", Wedin said. "Maybe they had a terrible experience of their own that was triggered by the game. That was not intentional at all. 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."

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The scene has since been cut from the demo. Pushed on why the scene was in the demo/game at all, Wedin talks in depth about some of the creative changes and inspirations they've made for the sequel; it's a good read for fans.

Hotline Miami Devs Reconsidering Sexual Assault Scene [RPS]

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DISCUSSION

The movie Irreversible has an 8 minute rape scene that's one continuous shot with no cuts. Hotline Miami depicts a movie set where an actor is playing the part of a rapist and, for a few seconds, gets on top of a women, then the director yells "CUT".

Irreversible uses REAL PEOPLE as it's character surrogates. Hotline Miami 2 uses low-fi, pixelated models with no voice actors, and it's shown from a top down perspective

Irreversible never had any content cut, but Hotline Miami 2 is facing that threat....

What the fuck???