Hyper Light Drifter Lands On Consoles In July

Hyper Light Drifter Lands On Consoles In July

Dom Peppiatt

Hyper Light Drifter will launch for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on July 26, developer Heart Machine has confirmed to Gematsu.

If you needed a refresher on what the game is (and why so many people went nuts for it when it launched on PC on March 31st), here's a briefing the developer has sent out:

Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16­bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.

  • From each character to subtle background elements, everything is lovingly hand-animated.
  • Easy to pick up, difficult to master enemies are vicious and numerous, hazards will easily crush your frail body, and friendly faces remain rare.
  • Upgrade weapons, learn new skills, discover equipment and traverse a dark, detailed world with branching paths and secrets abound.


  • If this keeps the steam achievements, the plat (or 100%) is going to be brutal. I'm thinking about the one for finishing the game without dying in particular.
  • I want this game, but not for the asking price. Have plenty to play as it is, so will most likely end up getting on Steam as their sales are in general sooner and way better.
  • Those things look like EVA-02 from Neon Genesis Evangelion when it goes berserk.
  • The Vita version is apparently taking a lot of time and resources, so it won't be cross-buy when it comes out. As much as I'm tempted to get the PS4 version, I'll wait to support Vita!
  • Day one
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