Hyper Light Breaker announced as a 3D co-op sequel to Hyper Light Drifter


Heart Machine and Gearbox Publishing have announced Hyper Lightbreakera new adventure set in the universe of the indie classic, Hyper Light Drifter.

In the game, you will be able to explore the world of Hyper Light in 3D via online cooperative single-player or multiplayer mode.

The game is currently in development with original creative director Alx Preston leading the Heart Machine team.

“It’s crazy to think that it’s been six years since we released Hyper Light Drifter. The long journey from the dream project’s launch in 2013 to today has been incredible. We feel deeply blessed to be able to celebrate franchise in this way,” said Alx Preston, creator of Hyper Light Drifter and creative director of Heart Machine.

“The crowdfunding for the game exceeded our wildest expectations, leading millions of gamers around the world to fall in love with Hyper Light Drifter. Fans trusted us back then to bring the vision to life; we can’t wait for our community to experience Hyper Light Breaker – it’s a new path and the culmination of everything we’ve learned over the last eight years of development at Heart Machine.

Here is the synopsis: “Enter Overgrowth, a new land in the world of Hyper Light. Play alone or with friends to explore massive biomes, defeat brutal monsters, create new constructions, survive mysterious crowns and overthrow the almighty Abyss King in this action-adventure rogue-lite from the creators of Hyper Light Drifter.”

With the game, you can expect an ever-changing world with large open biomes and deep mazes where you will use your wall racing, hoverboard, glider and more skills to traverse these landscapes.

You can do things solo or lead a team of Breakers through overgrowth in online co-op play and take on hordes of enemies and huge bosses in third-person combat.

During the game, you will discover and unlock an arsenal of weapons and items to create the perfect build for each run while discovering overgrowth and hidden storylines with each death and subsequent attempt.

You’ll also help a colony flourish, bringing with it colorful characters and permanent upgrades, and you’ll visit the colonists between each run and learn their stories.

Hyper Light Breaker will launch in Steam Early Access in Spring 2023.


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