Super-Violent Throwback Shooter ‘Hotline Miami’ Coming to PS3

We recently reported that Bethesda’s downloadable content (DLC) for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had finally arrived on Sony’s PlayStation 3 console. Well, now PS3 gamers will finally get a chance to play Hotline Miami, one of the most popular PC games in recent memory.

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The game isn’t your typical, fully fleshed-out title, meaning you’ll be downloading it through the PlayStation Store rather than picking it up at the local Gamestop.

Hotline Miami features throwback visuals reminiscent of Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo shooters like 1989’s Crack Down. It embraces that retro feel and takes things a step further by using ’80s-themed visuals and music.

In fact, music is a huge draw here — Hotline Miami features one of the most engaging soundtracks we’ve heard in recent years. It’s completely original and resembles a mash-up of modern electronica and 1980s synthesizer-heavy riffs from bands like Flock of Seagulls.

The game’s developer, Dennation Games, says that Holland-based Abstraction Games is working on porting the game to PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita handheld. Sony says the title will be classified “Cross-Buy,” meaning owners of both consoles will only have to purchase the game once.

A precise release date for the PS3 and PS Vita version of Hotline Miami isn’t yet known, though the game’s publisher, Devolver Digital, says it should arrive in the PlayStation Store sometime this spring.

Hotline Miami sold over 300,000 units. Dennation Games is reportedly working on a sequel.

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