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Controversial sexual assault scene could be cut from Hotline Miami 2

Dennaton to test it thoroughly before deciding to cut the scene

Dennaton, the team behind the uber-violent Hotline Miami have revealed that they are considering cutting a controversial scene of sexual assault from the finished version of the sequel.

They had included the scene in the demo version of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number that they were showing at the Rezzed PC games show earlier in the summer and it had courted controversy in one preview in particular.

Dennaton's Dennis Wedin explained, “We’re 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.” Controversial sexual assault scene could be cut from Hotline Miami 2

“I respect people’s comments and the fact that people voiced them. That’s how they feel. Our scene made them feel this way, so we have to think about why and if there’s something we can do to make it better. I don’t think it’s right to just say, “You’re wrong. You’re just looking at it wrong.” That’s not the way to go,” he went on.

“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,” he added. “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.”

“We’re gonna see how people react to it when we test the whole game. We’ll get opinions and stuff like that. We’ll see how we can present this in a good way. In a way that we want it to come across. Not just as provocative. That’s not our meaning at all,” Wedin concluded.

Thanks Rock, Paper, Shotgun.