Many of you probably remember Hyper Light Drifter, a 2D Action RPG Indie project that was announced a few years ago. The project was successfully funded via Kickstarter and a Wii U version was confirmed not long after when it passed a certain stretch goal. Obviously, the game was delayed significantly since then; it's missed the initial 'summer 2014' window by nearly two years, and there's still no release date.
Unfortunately, Wii U gamers may be left out in the cold with this one, as Heart Machine detailed in the latest update on the game's Kickstarter page. Interestingly enough, it appears that the holdup is an issue between the creators of GameMaker: Studio – the engine on which it's being built – and Nintendo. Heart Machine isn't going so far as to cancel the Wii U version, but it isn't looking good right now. Here's the full quote:
So what happened? We had information about our engine, two years back, when we announced support for the platform. This had assured us we could port to the Wii U with relatively little hassle by now. However, due to ongoing internal contractual issues beyond our control between the platform holder and engine developer, we just don't know when or if this situation will have a good resolution. We are looking into the options available and doing what we can to help push the issue, including posting about it here.
This means we will still offer the option of Wii U in the Surveys, with the stipulation that if you do choose it as your platform, and we end up unable to support it this year, we will offer you a key on another platform of your choice. We would rather keep this option open, knowing there's still a possibility for it to work, than cancel the port right now.
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