Hyper Light Drifter Spin-Off Hyper Light Breaker Set to Enter Early Access in 2023

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Gearbox Publishing and developer Heart Machine have recently announced Hyper Light Breaker, the studio’s next action-adventure RPG set in the Hyper Light Drifter universe. The game will enter Steam Early Access in Spring 2023.

Enter the Overgrowth, a new land in the world of Hyper Light.

Play alone or with friends to explore massive biomes, defeat brutal monsters, create new builds, survive the mysterious Crowns, and overthrow the almighty Abyss King in this action rogue-lite adventure from the creators of Hyper Light Drifter.

“We’ve decided”, Heart Machine said in a dev blog, “to return to a more community-focused development process. We will also continue to be a multi-project studio, so keep a lookout for more new stuff from us in the not-too-distant future.

Solar Ash was the studio’s last project which was released late last year. An announcement for another game so soon is pretty new to Heart Machine. And considering that this was the first time they were working with a publisher says a lot about how they grew as a studio. In any case, we have plenty of reason to be excited about this next project.

Is Hyper Light Breaker a sequel to Hyper Light Drifter?

Hyper Light Breaker is neither a sequel nor a prequel to Hyper Light Drifter. It is set in the same universe, but it is its own story. The game will share threads, aesthetics, lore, and other recognizable elements, but will ultimately be a new game driven by new designs.

Is Hyper Light Breaker single player?

No, Hyper Light Breaker isn’t a completely single-player game. Instead, you can play the game alone or with friends online cooperatively.

Hyper Light Breaker - Environment and character

Hyper Light Breaker Features:

  • A Brand new 3D world to explore
    • A world in disarray, with mysteries to solve, vicious enemies to fight, and fully 3D environments to explore.
    • A vast, ever-changing world awaits with massive, open biomes and deep labyrinths.
    • Use your wall-dashing, hoverboard, glider, and more for incredible freedom across landscapes.
  • Lead the Breakers
    • Play single player or lead your team of Breakers through the Overgrowth in online cooperative play.
    • Face hordes of enemies and gigantic bosses in frenetic third-person combat.
  • Explore, Collect, and Destroy
    • Discover and unlock a wide arsenal of weapons and items to create the perfect build for every run.
    • Learn more about the Overgrowth and the deep storylines hidden within with each death subsequent attempt.
  • Help the Settlement
    • Help the settlement flourish over the course of your journey. Your accomplishments will introduce new colorful and permanent upgrades to the hub.
    • Visit settlers between each run and discover their unique, evolving stories.

Hyper Light Breaker is set to release on PC (via Steam).

Source: Heart Machine