One of the most talked about games at Gamescom this year, Hotline Miami, has gotten a firm release date. October 23 will see the indie title released through Steam and GetGame, both of which are knocking a $1 off the $10 price tag if you pre-order.

Hotline Miami is equal parts Drive and David Lynch ultra-violence, and that is no mistake. The developers of the top-down splatter fest cite both as massive influences in the game's tone and atmosphere. 

Players will step into the role of an assassin of sorts, it's not clear who you are, but that is inconsequential. What is of consequence, is the brutal dose of violence you will be serving to accomplish your missions. Donning animal masks and using anything handy to repaint the walls in O-positive, you will be amazed at how much can be accomplished with so little in this game.

Retro pixelated graphics, a thrumming synth laden soundtrack by M.O.O.N., neon fever dreams from Don Simpson's grave, and twitchy meth fueled controls all combine to make this game AWESOME.

Watch the trailer and let us know what you think on Twitter. 

[via joystiq]