Australian Switch owners got quite the surprise a few days ago when the Hotline Miami Collection was made available on the local eShop shortly after the Indie World presentation. You see, back in 2015, the second game – Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – was actually refused classification for depicting sexual violence.
The fact the collection was listed on the eShop in Australia seemed too good to be true at the time, and sure enough – it was. The game was then removed from the digital platform in less than 24 hours. So, what's happened? This was clearly a slip-up.
It turns out the collection, referred to as "Hotline Miami" in the classification below, was submitted through an IARC automated classification process in June and was refused. What's a tad confusing is the fact the eShop listed the collection as MA15+, which technically fits within local guidelines. Regardless of this, it's no longer available in Australia.
If you live down under and still want to play the collection on your Switch, there are obviously other ways to access it. Otherwise, we can only hope any Aussies reading this forked out the $37.50 AUD for it, while it was available.