It has been almost six years since Hyper Light Drifter was released to the world, a retro 16-bit classic with stunning modern mechanics, brought to life on a grand scale. Today Heart Machine, in partnership with Gearbox as publisher, has revealed their next game Hyper Light Breaker with an action-packed animated trailer.
Hyper Light Breaker promises to deliver a brand new adventure set in the Hyper Light universe, and for the first time, allow players to explore its incredibly stylized world in 3D via a single-player or co-operative campaign. Developed by the same award-winning studio that brought us the critically acclaimed Hyper Light Drifter.
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Here’s what Alx Preston had to say (via the press release):
“It’s wild to think it’s been six years since we released Hyper Light Drifter. The long journey from the dream project getting Kickstarted back in 2013 to now has been incredible. We feel deeply fortunate to be able to celebrate the franchise in this way,” said Alx Preston, Hyper Light Drifter creator and Heart Machine creative director. “Crowdfunding for the game exceeded our wildest expectations, leading to millions of players from around the world falling in love with Hyper Light Drifter. Fans put their trust in us back then to deliver on the vision; we can’t wait for our community to experience Hyper Light Breaker – it’s a new path and culmination of everything we have learned over the past eight years of development at Heart Machine.” – Alx Preston, Hyper Light Drifter creator & Heart Machine Creative Director
Regarding Hyper Light Drifter, after it’s initial Kickstarter campaign launch on March 31 of 2016. the 2D action-adventure game quickly surpassed one million copies sold on all platforms with 2D retro-arcade fans falling in love with Heart Machine’s highly stylized vision, deeply moving score, and stunning animation.
Heart Machine plan to release Hyper Light Breaker to Steam early access in Spring 2023 with a full release date yet to be announced. However, you can add Hyper Light Breaker to your wishlist on Steam if you would like to stay in the loop!