One of the biggest reveals from yesterday’s Indie World presentation was the reveal (and subsequent release) of Hotline Miami Collection on the Switch eShop. Though most fans around the world can rejoice over this port, Australian fans have to watch as everyone else enjoys it, since Hotline Miami Collection has been pulled from the Australian eShop.
The removal of this title shouldn’t come as any surprise to those who followed Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number when it first released. The game was refused classification in Australia, as per the Classification Board:
The computer game is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Computer Games Table, 1. (a) as computer games that “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.”
It stands to reason then, that Hotline Miami Collection was pulled because it includes Hotline Miami 2, which to this day still remains unclassified. Surprisingly, the game was initially available for sale for a brief period of time. For those lucky enough to buy it before its removal, the game is still playable. But for anyone who missed out, they’ll have to turn to other regions’ eShops to get their hands on it.