Heart Machine has announced a follow-up to Hyper Light Drifter. The sequel, Hyper Light Breaker will be available next year and will expand upon the universe found in Hyper Light Drifter.
“It’s wild to think it’s been six years since we released Hyper Light Drifter,” said Heart Machine creative director and Hyper Light Drifter creator Alx Preston in a press release.
“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. 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.”
The follow-up to the 2016 release will utilize much of the knowledge the studio has garnered over the last decade to make Hyper Light Breaker. The sequel will be a 3D-based co-op title that is set to arrive on Steam Early Access in Spring 2023.