Hyper Light Drifter, 2016’s 16-bit-style slash-em-up is getting a sequel, Hyper Light Breaker.
The former is a brightly-coloured, hyperactive action adventure, which sees you hacking and dashing your way across a warped, post-apocalyptic world. The sequel is fairly similar in premise, though it drops the top-down pixel-art aesthetic in favour of a 3D cel-shaded approach.
We reviewed the Xbox One version of the Hyper Light Drifter, concluding that “..there’s a gem of a game hidden under Hyper Light Drifter’s harsh exterior,” but it’s so tough that it certainly isn’t for everyone. We have our fingers crossed that the sequel will, at least, be a little more forgiving.
It’s early days for Hyper Light Breaker; the trailer is, for the most part, an animated intro, though there’s a brief glimpse of gameplay. Whereas the previous game was published by developer Heart Machine, this sequel is being published by Gearbox Publishing (let’s hope no-one leaves the alpha at a Medieval Times). Aside from regular single-player mode, it’ll support online co-op so you’ll get to explore Hyper Light Breaker’s world, complete with sinister glowing heads, with another player.