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The ultra violent neon tinted shoot em’ up Hotline Miami was brought to a conclusion in its second instalment Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. But Hotline Miami 3 could be being teased by a Twitter account with the handle Jacketisnotdead ('Jacket' being the nickname of the main hero), seemingly trying to bring the series back to life with a short teaser video of what could either be one very cool fan-made film, or the less likely idea that it’s hinting at sequel.
📞🐔🌴#jacketisnotdead pic.twitter.com/HF3Zb7P9jwAugust 3, 2019
The short video is suitably stylised with Hotline Miami flare and takes us on a tour of a moment in a fight, with a bat floating through the air and bullets spraying. While it doesn’t really reveal what it’s directly hinting at, it does end with the promise of releasing a “full trailer soon".
The idea of Hotline Miami 3 has been hotly debated in recent years thanks to a menu screen for the third instalment being shown after the credits roll in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The second instalment was marketed as the conclusion to the series, and back in 2015, game designer and artist Dennis Wedin said on Twitter that Hotline Miami 3 was taped over by the second game “because it sucked” - essentially confirming a third instalment wasn’t on the way.
Interestingly, the Twitter account only follows a handful of other users, all of which are people and developers associated with the game, including Abstraction games who are responsible for publishing the game on all platforms including the PS3. Since the Twitter account isn’t verified and nothing is in the air about an official announcement, it is probably a fan-made film inspired the games. But if the teaser which pays homage to the style and soundtrack of the series is anything to do by, it's probably going to be a pretty darn good one. I for one will definitely be keeping an eye out for more.