Hyper Light Drifter | Drifter vs. Monsters

One of the games that caught my attention soon after getting bitten by the crowdfunding bug was Hyper Light Drifter. I loved the retro yet fully detailed art style, and the gameplay also looked like a compelling mix of top down hack and slash and some Zelda-inspired mechanics. Which is why it’s so strange that I didn’t back the game myself, but thankfully many others did. The news only gets better today for fans of indie who own Nintendo consoles, since today it’s been announced that Hyper Light Drifter will be making the Switch, courtesy of Abylight Studios collaborating with Heart Machine. Though no exact date has been given, it is slated to release on Switch sometime this Summer! To read all the details, check out the press release below.

Hyper Light Drifter | Switch

Abylight Studios will release Hyper Light Drifter on Nintendo Switch™ summer 2018

Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch many have asked for Hyper Light Drifter. Finally, the worldwide acclaimed game will be released on Nintendo Switch thanks to the collaboration between Abylight Studios and Heart Machine.

Abylight Studios is currently working on the adaptation to Nintendo Switch closely with Yoyo Games, developer of the engine “GameMaker” used to create the game, as this title pushed the technical envelope. Once the development is finished, Abylight will release the game worldwide.

Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG which features intense action, other-worldly environments and a captivating storyline. Our Hero is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease much like its creator, Alex Preston, who suffers of a heart disease, major source of inspiration for this game.

Abylight Studios is a digital entertainment company based in Barcelona and founded in 2004. As a video game publisher focusses on working with talented Indie creators and helping them to bring their games to the widest range of platforms possible. For more information on Abylight Studios, visit its official website, Facebook, and follow @abylight on Twitter.


Heart Machine is a small, deeply motivated and close-knit team located in Los Angeles. Their focus is engaging gameplay, while also building atmosphere through lush art and sound design. For more information, visit its official website, Facebook, and follow @heartmachinez on Twitter.

Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.