In an email screencapped by a reddit user, Jonatan Söderströmm co-creator of Hotline Miami, has told Australians that if they want to play the recently banned Hotline Miami 2 they should “just pirate it”.
“If it ends up not being released in Australia,” he wrote, “just pirate it after release.
“No need to send us any money, just enjoy the game!”
Devolver currently has no plans to challenge the Classification Board’s ruling on Hotline Miami 2, despite claiming that the Board was wrong to refuse the game classification. As per Devolver’s official statement: “[W]e 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.”
At this stage it is looking unlikely that Hotline Miami 2 will be officially released in Australia.