Initially announced in 2013 via Kickstarter, the 16-bit action-RPG Hyper Light Drifter is finally ready to see release on PC & Mac. March 31 is the date the appears at the end of a brand new trailer for the game just released today -a trailer that, I must say, shows off a game that looks well worth the almost three-year wait.
For those of you unfamiliar with what the game is, Hyper Light Drifter is developer Heart Machineâs genesis within the game developing realm. Via Kickstarter, the developer was able to raise nearly twenty-four times their $27,000 goal back in 2013. Though a positive from every angle you look at it, with the amount of money they received, Heart Machine expanded their scope and tied to their willingness to perfect the game they had in mind, the release date was pushed back a couple of times.
The game was touted by those who participated in the gameâs beta back in October 2014 as having an impeccable art style, a real-time combat system, and deprecating level of challenge. Sprouted from ideals of classic SNES dungeon crawlers, the crux of the game itself is described by the developers as ââan action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16Â-bit classics, with modernised mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.â Considering how grand some of those classic games being broadly referenced are already, it is somehow very exciting, yet very daunting, when considering the full spectrum that Hyper Light Drifter is striving to entail.
That realization will come soo enough for PC and Mac owners, who can already check out the gameâs Steam page. As for PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Vita, and Ouya owners (yes, according to the original Kickstarter, Ouya will get a port as well!), they will have to wait until an undisclosed time later this year per indication of a closing title card at the end of the very same trailer. Another aspect of the retail version of the game that is left up for speculation is the price as there has yet to be one set in place on the aforementioned Steam page. Though if I had to take an educated guess from my countless hours of looking through Steam pages of games Iâll probably never be able to play, and of which are reminiscent of this exact game, I would say the likelihood of a $15-$20 price point seems realistic.
For all your Hyper Light Drifter news, and for our future review, keep your eyes peeled to the MouseNJoypad website, and as always, have any: questions, comments, or concerns â or maybe are an Ouya owner holding out high hopes for the gameâs release on that system- feel free to leave âem down in the âcommentsâ section below.