A modern classic, updated
Two years on from its original release, Hyper Light Drifter might not feel quite as unique in both its art style and the relentless difficulty of its combat - especially in the company of Dead Cells and so many other pixel art indies - but that doesn’t mean this acclaimed hack ‘n’ slash odyssey has lost any of its...
Exclusive new area, new weapon, 60fps
It has been confirmed that Hyper Light Drifter, the Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past and Diablo-inspired action RPG, will feature some exclusive goodies when it arrives on Switch this summer. We've known that the title is coming to Switch for a couple of months now - after the
Better late than never
Hyper Light Drifter is a name that will no doubt sting a bit to many a Nintendo fan, as the game was initially due out for Wii U before being ignobly cancelled. The main issue with its initial cancellation was due to how GameMaker, the engine it was built on, was incompatible with the Wii U. This was also the case for the...
“Looking into it!”
Remember Hyper Light Drifter? The somber neon action game took a lot of its cues from The Legend of Zelda and was a standout indie release of last year, with a Wii U version planned at one point. Unfortunately, the developer ran into significant development barriers—the game would have to be entirely rebuilt in a brand new...
Heart Machine's Alex Preston has confirmed that the Wii U version of Hyper Light Drifter has been officially cancelled, along with the PS Vita edition. The title was previously described as being "in limbo" following development issues and Preston cites problems regarding the porting process as the reason for its ultimate demise...
Fingers crossed that it comes to Wii U after all
A couple months back, it was announced that Hyper Light Drifter may not actually make it to the Wii U, as originally promised. Due to contractual issues with the developers of GameMaker – the engine it was developed for – it seems that the Wii U port has been put out to pasture, though there is...
Not Drift Compatible
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...
"We don’t want to release a bad game"
Hyper Light Drifter was one of Kickstarter's early success stories, raising $600,000 via crowd-funding back in 2013 - considerably more than the $27,000 that was originally asked for. Billed as a fusion of Zelda and Diablo, the game has already been confirmed for release on the Wii U eShop, but the bad news is...
"I don’t think anybody actually cares about this with 2D games"
Wii U owners might not be quite so concerned with the subject of what resolution their games are running in, but for Xbox One and PS4 fans it's an ongoing concern. With certain cross-platform titles running at a higher resolution on one machine than the other, the topic is constantly...
It's about time remakes went the opposite direction
Anyone who has ever played the original Super Mario Kart or F-Zero on the SNES will recall the glorious Mode 7 graphical effect. Its ground-breaking rotating backgrounds had a way of inducing disorientation and ecstasy in players, like a 16-bit drug of the highest order. SNES lover Alex Preston,...
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