New Trailer and Release Date for Hyper Light Drifter Matt Perez August 25, 2015 Archives Hyper Light Drifter will debut first on Windows PC and Mac in spring 2016, shortly followed by a release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, according to an update on its Kickstarter page. Alongside the news, lead designer Alex Preston released a new trailer showcasing more of the ominous, neon-pixeled action-RPG. Hyper Light Drifter, which follows a disease-afflicted explorer searching lost ruins for a cure, mashes together different design characteristics – including The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Diablo, Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki – to create its undeniable look and feel. Hyper Light Drifter blew past its $27,000 Kickstarter goal back in 2013, ultimately raising $645,158. Preston and his team, Heart Machine, are currently winding down development of his debut game, focusing on playtesting and balancing. Like the protagonist of his game, Preston mentioned his physical health being an obstacle working against him. “This means pacing, resting, recovering, and getting treatment even when I have much to do,” Preston said in a Kickstarter update. “We see how close we are, and how exciting it is to finally peek at the end of the tunnel. We are on budget, well-paced, within our means, and more excited than ever.” As Heart Machine will be present at PAX’s Indie MEGABOOTH this year and more news about the game will likely trickle out later this week “I’m looking forward to more in-depth looks at our engine + editor, some write-ups on design decisions, and more concept art posting down the line,” Preston said. “It’s taken us a fair amount of time to get to this level; we won’t compromise on our standards now.” In the meantime, check out a new, extensive explanation of Hyper Light Drifter’s sound design via its designer, Akash Thakkar.