Hyper Light Drifter has been on my radar for a long time, both because of the gorgeous pixel art aesthetic it employs and the fast and furious nature of its gameplay. However, we haven’t heard from developer Heart Machine, who garnered $600,000 on Kickstarter for the project, in quite some time. Fortunately, it would appear they have been hard at work and the end is in sight, as not only is a new trailer out but it concludes by announcing a Spring 2016 release date.
Hyper Light Drifter draws influence from both the classic 8 and 16-bit adventure titles such as The Legend of Zelda, while infusing the action with Diablo-like RPG elements. The story will follow the titular Drifter, who uses ancient technology to fight his way towards a cure for his own terminal illness. Alex Preston, lead developer of the project, was said to have been inspired by his own battles with heart disease.
The game is currently coming to PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One. Check out the official site for more info and some beautiful art work.