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Hyper Light Drifter has a sweet little physical edition

Right in time for Hyper Light Drifter's hard-to-believe one-year anniversary, iam8bit has put together a limited-edition physical PlayStation 4 version of the imaginative action-adventure game. Shipping next week, this package comes with a ...

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Hyper Light Drifter has a sweet new collector's edition

Heart Machine and iam8bit are planning a decidedly retro collector's edition for Hyper Light Drifter. Yes, that's a replica Super Nintendo cartridge. While it isn't functional, the bold color choice brings back fond memories of eye-piercing...

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Hyper Light Drifter's Teddy Diefenbach is joining Square Enix

These days, it's not uncommon to hear the standard "going indie" story. A game developer works for a big studio for X number of years, tires of the grind and/or the lack of creative freedom, saves up some cash to break away from his or her ...

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Hyper Light Drifter just got a surprise co-op beta

Hyper Light Drifter is finally out, but Heart Machine's work isn't finished just yet. In addition to working on PS4, Vita, and Xbox One versions, they're also incorporating another mode into the PC edition -- co-op. Apparently the feat...

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Review: Hyper Light Drifter

The post-apocalypse is the new WWII -- the overused, thoroughly played-out, exhausted setting that too many games and movies muck around in. We've seen it all: zombies, mutants, raiders, and hell, even dinosaurs. It's hard to make the end o...

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Hyper Light Drifter will release on PC March 31

Backers shouldn't be surprised by this news; surveys went out to those who supported the initial Kickstarter campaign early last week. For everybody else, it may feel like Hyper Light Drifter was never going to see the light of day, but it ...

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Hyper Light Drifter might not make it to Wii U

Thanks to a prosperous run on Kickstarter, Heart Machine brought in enough funding for its slick action-RPG Hyper Light Drifter to target a good spread of platforms. But one of the planned versions, the Wii U port, might not pan out. It is ...

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Hyper Light Drifter now on track for spring 2016

Heart Machine has settled on a spring 2016 release for its lovely action-RPG Hyper Light Drifter. Windows and Mac versions will come first, then consoles "as quickly as possible." Certification for the latter takes extra time. "We've been w...

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Hyper Light Drifter preview extended until October 31

You may remember that Hyper Light Drifter's three-day preview for backers at the $25 tier and up was rescheduled to run from October 3rd through the 5th. That brief window has been extended until the end of October, giving Drifters just und...

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Hyper Light Drifter probably won't be out until early 2015

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 still aiming for an...

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Hyper Light Drifter is gorgeous and punishing

In recent times it seems as though games in 'retro-style' are on the rise. Perhaps this is nostalgia at work for a bygone era of gaming, or maybe there's an endearing spirit and honesty from gaming's past that still resonates with...

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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 about the game. D...

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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 participate in ...

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Hyper Light Drifter combat video looks and sounds so good

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 a...


Hyper Light Drifter coming to the Wii U too

I'm pretty sure everyone on the Destructoid staff is excited for Hyper Light Drifter. Ever since that reveal trailer we've been keeping a steady eye on the progress of the game. They've been hitting their stretch goals steadily, and today t...

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Hyper Light Drifter also headed to PS4 and PS Vita

As I wrote before, Heart Machine's 2D action-RPG Hyper Light Drifter has left quite the impression on me, and that's not changed. What has changed is the game's Kickstarter campaign, which doesn't show signs of slowing down. The game is now...

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I like everything I've seen about Hyper Light Drifter

Enough Kickstarter links come in that, on average, it probably takes a good 15 seconds for me to scan a pitch and know if it's something I want to share. In the case of Hyper Light Drifter, my reaction was instantaneous -- I'm a fan of pix...



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