The Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number developers tell players to pirate the game in Australia.
Following on from the news that Dennaton Games' sequel to Hotline Miami - Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number - had been refused a rating by the Australian Classification Board, the developers have responded by telling players in Australia to "just pirate" the game.
"If it ends up being not released in Australia, just pirate it after release," Dennaton's Jonatan Söderström told a fan in an email.
The email has been confirmed as legitimate by Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital, speaking Ars Technica. "He’s said similar things in the past and yes, I can confirm he wants people to enjoy the game," a Devolver Digital rep informed Ars.
A further confirmation of the email's authenticity came by way of a tweet from the fictional Fork Parker Twitter account.
Devolver Digital also responded to the Hotline Miami 2 ban yesterday, saying that they 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."