Hyper Light Drifter is one of the Switch eShop's truly brilliant experiences, with its gorgeous visuals and challenging combat making it a great addition to anyone's library of games. Now, the game's universe is set to expand with a brand new TV series.
Speaking to Polygon, the game's creator, Alx Preston, has confirmed that the show is currently in the works and that Adi Shankar - executive producer on Netflix's Castlevania series - is also involved. The pair are in the process of searching for writers for the show and are currently trying to figure out how exactly the game will translate to TV.
Preston says, “The difference between a series and a game is vast in a lot of ways. Hyper Light as a game was pretty atmospheric and kind of overbearing at times. For a series, the question is: how do you sustain and keep your attention on a non-interactive run? Does it get really, really dark and serious? Does it have some levity?”
Polygon explains that, just like the game, the series will likely be influenced by Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli films, particularly in terms of the show's storytelling. Preston notes, “There’s still a question of how much dialogue we really have, if any. Could it be a more silent series or would we have voice acting? Considering Hyper Light was wordless, there’s an idea there of how much that would carry over to a show.”
At this early stage, there's no word yet on when we might get to see the final product. Rest assured, though; its creator says, “We’re going to make it cool.”
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