Hotline Miami 1 & 2 Soundtracks get vinyl re-releases
Just as hot 10 years later
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iconically brutal-yet-stylish Hotline Miami, the head honchos at Devolver Digital, Dennaton Games and Laced Records picked up the phone and made the call to bring back two killer soundtracks to vinyl.
Anyone wearing a gore-splattered animal mask can now pre-order the Hotline Miami 1 & 2: The Complete Collection box set, available in multiple variants: the Laced store (www.lacedrecords.com) carries an exclusive Limited Edition featuring teal galaxy-effect LPs, as well as a Standard Edition with black discs that will also be available via third-party retailers; while the Devolver store Limited Edition (exclusive to merch.devolverdigital.com) boasts neon yellow & pink discs.
Every in-game track from Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is present and correct, including Castanets’ “You Are The Blood” (not previously available via the HM2 Steam soundtrack release). 76 tracks remastered for vinyl will be pressed to heavyweight LPs that come in spined inner sleeves, contained in a rigid board lift-off lid box with spot UV highlight.
The box set features brand-new eye-exploding artwork by long-time Dennaton collaborator Niklas Åkerblad — aka El Huervo aka Beard — alongside illustrator -IZMA-. El Huervo’s grisly covers depict contradictory accounts of a berserk face-off between Jacket and Biker, replete with entrails. -IZMA-’s disc sleeves explore scenes from the series’ lore, tapping into the violence, psychedelia and nihilism that pervade its characters and themes.
In addition to the vinyl, the Devolver store will see the release of a range of Hotline Miami merch over the coming months, including an art print, a resin figure, t-shirts and a skateboard.