In celebration of Hyper Light Drifter’s sixth-year anniversary today, Gearbox Publishing is proud to announce its partnership with developer Heart Machine to publish Hyper Light Breaker, a new adventure set in the beloved Hyper Light universe – launching in Steam Early Access in 2023.
From Heart Machine, the award–winning team behind critically–acclaimed titlesHyper Light DrifterandSolar Ash,comesHyper Light Breaker, a new co–op rogue–lite adventure set in the belovedHyper Light Drifteruniverse. Set decades prior toDrifter,Hyper Light Breakerhas you take on the role of a Breaker to help establish a settlement in a new frontier.
Using a combination of fast–paced hack–and–slash combat, ranged weaponry, and gadgets, players can expect to fight through and explore a wide array of procedurally–generated open worlds. Though you’ll start your journey trying to help the settlement, it’s clear that there’s something sinister in this long–forgotten land. Only through tenacity and rigorous explorationwill you uncover the dark truths of the Crowns, The AbyssKing,and this brutal, eerie new landscape.
ENDLESS, NEW OPEN WORLDS TO EXPLORE
•A world in disarray, with mysteries to solve, an array of vicious enemies to fight, and fully 3D environments to explore. •A vast, ever–changing world awaits withopen biomes and deep labyrinths, with a blended mix of hand–crafted and procedurally generated elements. •Use your wall–dashing, hoverboard, glider and more for incredible freedom across landscapes.
LEAD YOUR TEAM OF BREAKERS
•Play single player or forge ahead with other Breakers through the world in online cooperative play. •Face hordes of enemies and intense bosses in frenetic third–person combat. EXPLORE, COLLECT AND DESTROY •Discover and unlock a wide arsenal of weapons and items tostrategically craft a powerful build for every run. •Learn more about the Overgrowth, its characters and the deep storylines hidden within each death and subsequent attempt.
HELP THE SETTLEMENT
•Help the settlement flourish over the course of your journey. Your accomplishments will introduce new colorful characters and permanent upgrades to the hub to expand the population. •Visit denizens between each run and discover their unique stories.