Hyper Light Breaker is the next adventure from Heart Machine

The creators of Hyper Light Drifter are back with an all-new adventure coming in 2023.


During the Gearbox presentation today at PAX-East the publisher took the opportunity to show off one of its newest titles. Hyper Light Breaker will be coming to Steam Early Access in Q2 2023. It is the next big project from Heart Machine, developers of the acclaimed Hyper Light Drifter.

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.

Heart Machine's first game, Hyper Light Drifter was a 2D action RPG known for its lush visuals. For Hyper Light Breaker, the studio is moving in a new direction by taking the action into 3D. Additionally, Hyper Light Breaker will be designed around cooperative play. While Heart Machine admits that Hyper Light Breaker takes place in the world of their first game, it is not a direct sequel.

The team at Heart Machine also pledged to keep fans informed through all phases of development. They outlined some of the plans in a blog post on their website, saying, "Our aim going forward will be to continually engage with our wonderful players through regular blog posts, content drops, streams, events, contests, and perhaps even some in-person affairs! As a team, we’re continually in awe of the creators who connect with our projects: the artists, students, musicians, developers, designers, writers, streamers, speedrunners, and more who make up our incredible and diverse community. We hope to continue to inspire and amplify your work!"

Fans will need to wait until Q2 2023 to get a taste of Hyper Light Breaker, but based on the previous output at Heart Machine, the outlook is quite bright.

Contributing Tech Editor

Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

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