Hyper Light Drifter Releasing On Switch With Exclusive Content This Summer

by Imran Khan on May 30, 2018 at 03:28 PM

Hyper Light Drifter, an artistic action game with shades of A Link to the Past, was announced for Switch some time ago, but developers Heart Machine and Abylight are adding some extra content for the port's Summer release.

A new weapon, a double sword, is being added to the game. The more powerful weapon will only be available later in the game, so players don't have to worry about the Switch version's new exclusive weapon ruining the game's balance for them. A brand new area is also being added to the Switch version, giving you some room to play around with the double sword.

Hyper Light Drifter was crowdfunded on Kickstarter in 2013 and funded in a day. Part of the stretch goals included Wii U and Vita versions, which were cancelled due to a lack of proper engine support on those consoles. With the Switch officially and enthusiastically supporting Game Maker, however, Hyper Light Drifer was confirmed for the hybrid console. 

The game will launch on Switch this summer. You can read our review of the PC version of Hyper Light Drifter, which earned a 9.5, right here.


Our Take
I've admittedly been pretty lax about playing this game and that should probably change. I'm eager to take the Switch version for a spin when it comes out.