From Press Release:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 31, 2022 – In celebration of Hyper Light Drifter’s sixth anniversary today, Gearbox Publishing is proud to announce its partnership with Heart Machine to publish Hyper Light Breaker, a new adventure set in the beloved Hyper Light universe – launching in Steam Early Access in Spring 2023. For the very first time, players will be able explore the world of Hyper Light in 3D via single-player or online cooperative multiplayer. The game is currently in development from the same award-winning studio that created the critically-acclaimed Hyper Light Drifter, with the original creative director, Alx Preston, leading the charge. Millions of viewers got an exclusive first look at Hyper Light Breaker following G4’s Xplay Presents: Hyper Light Drifter Celebration + World Exclusive Announcement livestream earlier today when the team revealed a new, action-packed animated announcement trailer (with animation produced by Studio Grackle) showing a glimpse of Hyper Light Breaker’s 3D world.
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“It’s wild to think it’s been six years since we released Hyper Light Drifter. The long journey from the dream project getting Kickstarted back in 2013 to now has been incredible. We feel deeply fortunate to be able to celebrate the franchise in this way,” said Alx Preston, Hyper Light Drifter creator and Heart Machine creative director. “Crowdfunding for the game exceeded our wildest expectations, leading to millions of players from around the world falling in love with Hyper Light Drifter. Fans put their trust in us back then to deliver on the vision; we can’t wait for our community to experience Hyper Light Breaker – it’s a new path and culmination of everything we have learned over the past eight years of development at Heart Machine.”
“As huge fans of Hyper Light Drifter, we are thrilled to partner with Heart Machine to help bring Hyper Light Breaker to life,” said Yoon Im, president of Gearbox Publishing San Francisco. “Hyper Light Drifter has a passionate community of players who fell in love with the game’s unique presentation, and Hyper Light Breaker will elevate that with its stylish 3D world and unforgettable art style alone. Players are going to love exploring the Hyper Light universe like never before.”
To learn more about Hyper Light Breaker, please visit: https://www.hyperlightbreaker.