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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Developer: Dennaton Games
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Released internationally: March 10, 2015


AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
ObjectIcon.png This game has unused objects.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
TextIcon.png This game has unused text.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.


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Hmmm...
To do:
There seems to be a debug menu in OSX release build that was later patched out. No idea how to activate it. Some info here.

A sequel that improves on the first game in almost every way? That's not something you see every day.

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Unused Graphics

Shelter

An unused VHS cover for a chapter titled "Shelter". In a Reddit AmA, Dennis Wedin confirmed that it was an early name for The Abyss.

HM2-Shelter.png

Unknown Mask

A mask that isn't seen in-game, titled sprite2772. The mask resembles Hoxton from Payday 2, which had Hotline Miami themed DLC. According to Dennis Wedin, he made it while visiting OVERKILL Software's offices for the Hotline Miami DLC collaboration.

HM2-sprite2772.gif

Bloodied Jake Face

A single face sprite of Jake with a bleeding nose and blood around the mouth. This might have originally been used in the cutscene if the player died on the third floor of Withdrawal level, as Jake gets interrogated and then killed by the Russian mobster. Using a level editor this face is selectable to use, but it's bugged as it goes to the bottom of the screen.

Hm2-bloodied jake face.png

Evan

A set of sprites for Evan using guns and a knife while still wearing his jacket. For Evan to use guns like every other character, you must first perform two lethal takedowns, at which point Evan takes off his jacket and is free to use any weapon. Notice that Evan has sprites for holding and disarming Magnum, but he cannot fight with Guard or Prisoner faction. The gun sprites use an early version of Evan having a darker orange jacket and a darker green shirt.

HM2-sprWriterWalk9mm.gif HM2-sprWriterWalkDoubleBarrel.gif HM2-sprWriterWalkKalashnikov.gif HM2-sprWriterWalkKnife.gif HM2-sprWriterWalkM16.gif HM2-sprWriterWalkShotgun.gif HM2-sprWriterWalkSilencer.gif HM2-sprWriterWalkUzi.gif HM2-sprWriterWalkMagnum.gif HM2-sprWriterDisarmMagnum.gif

Weapons

While some of the weapon sprites are reused from the first game, these weapons are left unused here.

HM2-Weapons.png

Unused Gang Sprites

An unused sprite of a gang member carrying another gang member as a human shield. Either as a Special enemy type, like dodgers, Fat enemies, and Dogs, or possibly a scrapped combat ability where they use each other as a human shield. Another is a more gruesome one. The torso of a still-living gang member. There's also a gang member searching the refrigerator that would be originally used in Homicide due to its folder locations being called Cop and Mall. They also would have left the fridge once they spotted the player.

Colombian dodger getting stunned

An unused animation of the Colombian dodger being stunned, this was going to originally play if you punch them, but in the final game, nothing happens.

Hm2-Columbian dodger stunned.gif

Colombian Dodger stunned by Writer

The Writer cannot fight with Colombian faction, except Colombian Dodger, but he never makes appearance in Writer's levels. Colombian Dodger can be hacked in Writer's Custom levels via Notepad++.

HM2-sprColombianDodgerDeadWriter.png

Prisoner dodger getting stunned

Similar to Colombian dodger, Prisoner dodger has unused stunning animation as well. The dodger gets knocked down when you punch him instead of stunning.

HM2-PrisonerPsychoStunned.gif

Demon Mobster with Golf Club

This variant Demon Mobster is fully functional, but it doesn't appear in Apocalypse level.

HM2-sprEMafiaWalkClubLSD.gif HM2-sprEMafiaAttackClubLSD.gif

Unused manager with a shotgun

This might be the originally planned death of Jake if The player managed to complete the Third floor of Withdrawal without dying. Which the manager might have killed Jake with a shotgun while in the final game he uses a pistol.

Hm2-manager walking with shotgun.gif

Inspector

The inspector used to be the witness being questioned in the intro to First Trial, as seen in some leaked footage of a prototype, but was replaced by the police chief in the final version. His talking sprite can still be used in the level editor.

HM2-sprInspectorWitness.png HM2-sprFaceInspector.gif

Unused Jacket sprites

Jacket has sprites for 9mm (Pistol), Baton, and Taser. The weapons cannot be placed for him in the Level Editor, but can be hacked in via Notepad++. These weapons are fully functional except for the 9mm: the 9mm doesn't show its ammo count, and when fired, it turns into a Silenced pistol with 14 ammo.

HM2-sprJacketWalk9mm.gif HM2-sprJacketWalkStick.gif HM2-sprJacketWalkTaser.gif

Barnes and Jacket

Barnes talking on long-range radio from Jacket's backpack. It's unknown where it could have been used.

HM2-sprSquadField1.gif

War Photographer

War Photographer without his camera.

HM2-sprWarPhotographer.gif

Red-Haired Richter

Richter's unused sprites show that he was going to have red hair. It was meant to be planned that he was going to start with hair instead of his signature rat mask for the first level. According to the notebook in the gamer's edition's contents in Hotline Miami.

(Source: [1])

Hm2-Richter shotgun death sprites.png

Richter's Shotgun Flip

Richter's shotgun flip animation, which is similar to Pardo's. In-game, nothing happens when you flip the shotgun quickly as Richter.

HM2-sprRatTurnShotgun.gif

Characters with Uzi

All player characters who fight with Mafia faction can properly use the Uzi (except Tony and Biker), even those who don't fight with Gang faction, yet Mafia mobsters don't use Uzi except in Apocalypse level, so some of the characters sprites go unused.

HM2-sprCobraWalkUzi.gif HM2-sprRatWalkUzi.gif

Richard with Jacket outfit in Henchman's dream

An unused variant of Henchman and Richard with Jacket outfit in the car from Henchman's dream. Richard has Russian Mobster outfit in the final game.

HM2-sprHenchmanCar3.gif

Henchman's old skateboard execution

In the final game, Henchman has more unique and violent animation for skateboard execution.

HM2-sprHenchmanKillSkateboardOld.gif

NPC1 Face

There's not much known about this sprite, which is unused in both the main game and the Level Editor. This may be connected to a glitch where the player's character is not found or dead: its face sprite is meant to load in the cutscene dialogue, yet it is replaced with uses this face sprite due to the player's sprite failing to load.

HM2-sprFaceNPC1.gif

Skull Sprites

This sprite (and its inverted version) are found in the Editor Interface sprites folder, suggesting they might have been used for Level Editor.

HM2-sprSkeleton1.png HM2-sprSkeleton2.png

Unused Fat Soldier Death Sprites

Fat Soldier usually has his weapon (MP5 or Knife) on his death sprite; he is never unarmed, so these unarmed death sprites go unused.

HM2-sprFatSoldierDeadOld.png

Unused Martin Brown/The Butcher Sprites

Since Martin Brown is one of the first characters made in HLM2, many of his sprites were scrapped.

Unused Midnight Animal Victims/Tutorial Enemies Sprites

None of Midnight Animal victims can lean on the wall, so many of their sprites go unused.

HM2-sprPigKillWall1.gif HM2-sprPigKillWall2.gif HM2-sprPigKillWall3.gif HM2-sprPigKillWall4.gif HM2-VictimsDeadLean.png

"Victim3" cannot get up once knocked down, so some of his sprites go unused as well.

HM2-Victim3GetUpandVictim3KillBlunt.png HM2-Victim3UnusedDeathSprites.png

Subway door

An unused variant of Subway train door. Most likely a leftover from the first game.

HM2-sprSubwayDoor.gif

Early Graphics

Early version of the VCR icons.

Early Final
HM2-sprite5.png HM2-sprVCRSymbol2.png

Early version of the Son's getaway van.

Early Final
HM2-sprSonGetAwayVan.png HM2-sprSonVan.png

Early VHS cover for "The Abyss".

Early Final
HM2-sprite2709.png HM2-Abyss.png

Early WIP version of the "Homicide" VHS cover.

HM2-sprite4050.png

A debug font is also present in the game's assets.

HM2-FntDebugOverlay 0.png

Unused Text

Hmmm...
To do:
Someone who has yet to unlock this should probably screenshot it.

Leftover text for one of the achievements from the first game is still present here. Oddly, when you unlock the achievement "A BOX FULL OF SHARP OBJECTS" for using every weapon, the in-game message erroneously calls the achievement "THE SOUND OF ANIMALS FIGHTING".

ACH_THE_SOUND_OF_ANIMALS_FIGHTING_NAME
ACH_THE_SOUND_OF_ANIMALS_FIGHTING_DESC

Some dialogue for the girl at the end of "Final Cut". While she does call out for Martin, these lines are left unused.

MARTIN, ARE YOU OK?
SAY SOMETHING...
...
MARTIN?
...

Unused Objects

object2342

The object that does nothing, probably added by mistake and was meant to be removed. It was added during making of Jacket and Biker for Level Editor, judging by the ID.

objMP5

Hmmm...
To do:
Video demonstration soon.

Technically used for The Son dropping his MP5s, but Jake can pick up MP5 and use it like any other fire weapon, ammo counter will not show up and it will use the 9mm sound.

Unused Sounds

sndBombAlarm.mp3
The sound is used in the game, but this one is a duplicate in .MP3 format.

sndBusArrive

The original source for Bus arrival and departure.

sndCarEngine2

Unused variant for Car engine start sound.

sndChainsawExecution

Low-quality sound for Swan's chainsaw execution.

sndNoMercyGunCock

Meant for Henchman's gun cock animation at the start of No Mercy level.

sndPounding

Short ambient sound. According to leaked footage, the sound was used during Martin Brown's interview but removed in the final game.

(Source: [2])

sndSkid_dupe1
The filename speaks for itself, it's a duplicate of sndSkid.

sndStopButton

Possibly meant for alternative level clear sound.

sndVHSOpen1
Duplicate of sndVHSOpen.

sndVHSClose1
Duplicate of sndVHSClose.

untitled.wav
The sound data is identical to sndVHSOpen.

Unused Rooms

rmAct

Early Act transition. "BAD BLOOD" was the name for first act, it's called "EXPOSITION" in the final game. Birds fly to the right and nothing happens afterwards.

rmRestart

A leftover from the Rezzed/E3 2013 demo. "M|O|O|N - Dust" is playing in the room, while the demo played the music in the title screen, meaning that it was updated sometime after the demo. Pressing R to Restart will take you to the title screen.

rmOldLevelSelect

A leftover level select screen from E3 2013 Demo. "TRIAL & ERROR" and "GREEN INFERNO" are the early titles for "FIRST TRIAL" and "AMBUSH". Features early act titles - "INTRODUCTIONS", "BLOOD & SWEAT", "BEGIN & END". Tenth level "INTO THE PIT" cannot be accessed from this level select screen.

Can corrupt save data, corruption can be avoided by not beating your high score while playing levels, replaying all listed levels can fix the corruption as well.

The last two listed levels can be seen from Level Editor view.

HM2-LevelSelect.png

rmFansLevel5Floor2Alternate

Early version of Death Wish's second floor. There is no elevator on the floor, unlike in the final game. The tile set in the middle of the floor is brown, it's green in the final game. The top left room has a door between windows on the bottom, while in the final game it's not there. Nothing happens when you clear the floor, "Floor Cleared" on the top doesn't appear either.

rmCasinoFloor1Test

Appears to be a copy of the first floor of First Trial with no enemies, besides a Colombian dodger and a gang dodger. It was most likely used to test these enemies with the Evan, as the gang dodger can be placed in Evan's levels using the level editor. Interestingly, Evan can't fight Colombians, not even in the level editor, so this is the only place where you can interact with a Colombian dodger as Evan. The game crashes once you talk to the bouncer in front of the club. This might be because of incorrect message pointers.

rmFansLevel1Floor1Test

A test level for the biker, who was added to the level editor in an update. It's a copy of the first floor of "Down Under," but with the gang replaced by the Mafia. Going up the stairs takes you to rmDiner, which is the intro to "Homicide". You spawn in the top right corner of the map, outside of the diner. You can find Pardo in the bathroom and control both characters. Talking to Waitress will turn Biker into Pardo and softlock you until you pause and unpause the game, he won't be able to move afterwards. Interestingly enough, usually the transition object simply takes you into the next room in the list of rooms present in the game's code, but here it is not the case, meaning it was hardcoded in.

rmLevelTest

Empty room with the size of Player's camera view. Does not have Player object by default, so the game has to be modified to take Player to this room.

HM2-rmLevelTest.png

rmCutsceneTest

Crashes the game almost instantly, but before that you can see the room for a split second.

HM2-rmCutsceneTest.png

rmCreditTest

Regular ending credits roll, if you wait long enough it takes you to the loading screen with Publisher/Developers logos instead of straight to main menu.

Unused Music

Pursuit.ogg

An earlier version of Bloodline that is from the leak, though the sound audio data was replaced making them the same, the leaked tracks we got the early name do have different sounds having more of basing on grittier base sound.