Hyper Light Drifter - Special Edition for Nintendo Switch

Hyper Light Drifter - Special Edition

Sep 6, 2018
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Developer: Abylight
Content Rating: Teen


Drift up in a mysterious world to find a cure for a deadly illness... traverse a dark, detailed land with vicious enemies and secrets abound. The wait is over, the worldwide acclaimed game Hyper Light Drifter is finally here with this impressive Special Edition! Runs at 60fps, includes new exclusive content and all the previously released remastered for a perfectly inmersive gaming experience to play anywhere. Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies. Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16­bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

Gamer Reviews

8 Reviews
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May 21, 2021

One of the first indies I'd played and I loved it at the time. Excited to give it another pass, hopefully it stands up.



Jan 11, 2021
Ronan Gilfillan

Ronan Gilfillan

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Critic Reviews

15 Reviews
Simon BurrOct 22, 2018
If you groan every time you see another 2D action-RPG on the Nintendo eShop, don’t be dissuaded by Hyper Light Drifter: Special Edition. While it borrows from the Zelda blueprint and games that have followed, it is packaged so perfectly that it stands above the rest. The depth of its vivid world goes beyond what you see on your screen. There’s more lurking there, and you’ll want to discover it all.
Justin SharpNov 15, 2018
Hyper Light Drifter is simply a must-play title. The Nintendo Switch version features a few exclusive features so in my mind, it’s the ‘definitive version’ at this point. While I initially had some frame-rate issues (some in single-player mode, while most were in the co-op mode), the 1.2.0 patch on the Nintendo Switch helped out tremendously. I didn’t recall any issues after the patch.
Dom Reseigh-LincolnAug 31, 2018
Hyper Light Drifter: Special Edition finally puts Heart Machine’s obtuse yet engaging throwback where it belongs - in portable Nintendo form - and it makes for the definitive version. With a handful of exclusive features, a two-year-old game suddenly feels new and fresh - and with a silky smooth frame rate and every boss, secret and upgrade from the original here for you to experience, the Nintendo Switch’s indie library just got even better.

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