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Hyper Light Drifter  



Hyper Light Drifter combat video looks and sounds so good


7:00 PM on 11.02.2013



Hyper Light Drifter, the recently Kickstarted action RPG, has released a new combat video and by gosh is it stunning. The animation is incredibly fluid and the music, courtesy of Disasterpeace, is somber enough to contrast the fast-paced action on screen and bring it down to reality. Not hearing the music ramp up just because some enemies show up is a wonderful way to down play encounters.

Besides the aesthetic, the video shows of the swordplay, gunplay, missile slicin', dashing, and shield push mechanics. Combining these mechanics gives the player a nice amount of options when dealing with crowd control. Some players may favor pushing enemies back with the shield and then unloading bullets into their faces. Maybe you're more of a dash-and-cut man, which is what I tend to favor. Or perhaps you've stacked up so many grenades because you always forget to use them so now is as good a time as any!

Hyper Light Drifter is one of those games that has to be seen in motion, and this video just proves it.








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10:00 AM on 11.17.2014
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1:00 PM on 10.10.2014
Hyper Light Drifter preview extended until October 31

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3:30 PM on 09.24.2014
Curious about Hyper Light Drifter? Why not play it this weekend?

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1:00 PM on 04.16.2014
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Heart Machine pushed back its wildly anticipated Hyper Light Drifter from the previous June 2014 release to the end of 2014. Heart Machine's Alex Preston, talking to Jonathan Holmes at PAX, explained that, while they're stil...more



12:00 PM on 04.11.2014
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5:45 PM on 03.18.2014
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5:00 PM on 03.14.2014
Here's some info on how Hyper Light Drifter is going to play

Hyper Light Drifter was one of the rare successful Kickstarters from 2013 that wasn't a reboot or a known developer looking for funds. Its eye-catching art style was a big draw and little by little we're getting more info ab...more



2:00 PM on 02.03.2014
Bittersweet: Hyper Light Drifter pushed back

The team behind Hyper Light Drifter has set a new release schedule and, yep, you know what's coming: this is yet another Kickstarter project that's grown large enough in scope to necessitate a delay. Backers will get to ...more



2:00 AM on 10.11.2013
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