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. Transferring the game to Nintendo's console would require it being built from the ground up (it's made using Game Maker) in an entirely different engine, a considerable task.

Preston - who has previously documented health issues - says that he is having to prioritise his own well being after pouring his "heart and soul" into the project for the past three years - that includes porting the game to PS4 and Xbox One, a process which took a lot longer than expected.

Those who supported the Kickstarter in the hope that they'd get the game on their Wii U consoles can switch to the PC, Mac, Linux, PS4 or Xbox One editions. The developer is also happy to provide refunds to unhappy backers.