Last month Heart Machine and Abylight Studios dropped a bombshell when they announced that their critically-acclaimed action game Hyper Light Drifter would be releasing on iOS. Originally launched on desktop and consoles in 2016, Hyper Light Drifter was designed to be something of a hybrid between classic The Legend of Zelda and Diablo. Itâ€™s a top-down game that has you running around an incredible world hacking and slashing enemies with your energy sword. Thereâ€™s actually a huge arsenal of other weapons as well, but one of the clever mechanics in the game is that you donâ€™t come across ammunition to refill those other weapons, rather you fill them up by using your energy sword, a fact that encourages you to get up close and personal during combat instead of just relying on ranged weapons and picking off enemies from afar. For being a very action-oriented game, many wondered just how well Hyper Light Drifter would play with virtual controls on a touchscreen. Well Abylight Studios is here to show you exactly that with about three and a half minutes of gameplay footage, both off screen and directly captured, showing the game being played on an iPhone.
I gotta tell ya, I hope Appleâ€™s warranty covers keyboard repair because I just drooled all over my laptop watching that video. These types of games may not be to everyoneâ€™s fancy, what with all the virtual buttons and what not, but this is the sort of thing that is exactly right up my alley. I just canâ€™t wait. Thankfully, thereâ€™s not long to wait at all, as Hyper Light Drifter is set to hit iOS next week on July 25th. In fact itâ€™s up for pre-order right now with a 30% discount, clocking in at a measly $4.99. Also this is the Special Edition of Hyper Light Drifter, like the one that launched on Nintendo Switch last fall, so it comes equipped with some exclusive content including a special Tower Climb challenge mode. Next Thursday simply canâ€™t come soon enough.