Hotline Miami 2 will take place before and after the events of the original, but focus more on the events that occurred after. The game suggests that Jacket’s interpretation ending is the canon end of the game. As the main protagonist ‘Jacket’ is killing off the Russian mob for the Janitors, a movement of masked vigilantism is started and scours across Miami, Florida. The story is told through different factions of characters.
Check out the gameplay footage that featured in the recent developer interview with Eurogamer: