Hotline Miami 2 Denied Classification in Australia
Hotline Miami 2 came under some scrutiny by the Australian Classification department and Devolver Digital has since released a statement in reply to their actions. They clarify a couple of points that they consider were unjustly criticized:
The sequence in question is presented below in context, both after choosing the uncut version of the game and after choosing to avoid content that alludes to sexual violence.
Second, in response to the report itself, we are concerned and disappointed that a board of professionals tasked with evaluating and judging games fairly and honestly would stretch the facts to such a degree and issue a report that describes specific thrusting actions that are not simply present in the sequence in question and incorrectly portrays what was presented to them for review.
There are no plans to the ruling, but they have every intention on bringing the game to players when they can. Check out the trailer below and you can read the full statement here.