*Girlfriend, shaking her boyfriend awake at 3 am* it’s pretty fucked up that you have to wear these animal masks. and how can you see your surroundings through them? if anything, are “They” even forcing you to wear them? also, how did you not care that you got a cheap rubber chicken mask in the mail when signing up for this? wasn’t that biker guy you said that USED to work for ‘em wasn’t wearing an animal mask? the only explanation is that they’re a furry cult and they’re converting you. you’re part of a furry cult. are you awake jacket? you’re a furry
Midnight Animal may just look like another Hotline Miami copy, but it’s much more than that. Supported by Dennaton Games themselves, Midnight Animal is 20 years into the future after Russia blows up Miami, where 50 Blessings has took advantage of the fear and confusion and rebuilt society in its image. Citizens are controlled through riots and assassinations and kept in a constant state of fear, with no end in sight.
But during all this, you play as John, an executive to one of 50 Blessings’ many corporate branches, who moonlights as a “cleaner”; he ties up loose ends and finishes hits failed by other operatives, through any means necessary. But after a while, he stumbles upon a deep-seated conspiracy that shakes what he believes in to his roots, and makes him question who he works for.
There are over 60 weapons, more toys than Hotline Miami and Hotline Miami 2 combined. Old weapons, new weapons, and a few “experimental weapons”. Combat is also more fast and fluid, with quicker gunshots, more ammo, and no unlock system. To be more realistic, you work with what’s in the environment (drills and bricks in worksites, pool cues and beer bottles from bars, etc.), and it’s promised that ALL weapons will have a special execution.
More dialogue than HLM and HLM2, the story is more fleshed out and the characters made more realistic and genuine. Plenty of room for sympathizing and appreciation.
Like Hotline Miami, it’s one character with many masks. There’s also no unlocking system for masks, only finding them in levels. It makes you take a moment between killing enemies to take a look around, and each mask has it’s own special powers and aesthetics to hint at what the previous owner may have been like. OP masks have also been nerfed, so to get a high score with any mask is dependent on your skills alone. Old masks return, along with new ones.
There are three factions of enemies. The low-life gangs clinging to the lowest rungs of the Russian syndicate, the syndicate themselves, and a new faction: 50 Blessings agents. Dogs, normal enemies, fat enemies, and dodgers are still here, but then there are specials like radio enemies, panthers, and Ninja Girl-esque baddies. Don’t forget the unique level-specific enemies!
Soundtrack: “Don’t worry, it’ll be good.” (all your favorites from the previous games are returning, including some new songs)
XBOX controller supported, and if enough people are interested, they could look into PS controllers
When released, it will most likely be on Windows, but afterwards they’ll try to convert it over to OS X and Linux
Dennaton has allowed them to make this game on two conditions. 1, they do not reveal the source code, and 2, they release it for free. the current release date is estimated to be August 18th of this year. Whether it’s canon or not to the original Hotline Miami storyline is all up to the player. Get hyped guys! It’s in Steam’s Greenlight right now, so go vote for it!