After Kickstarting for well over half a million dollars in 2013, very-indie very-pixely action RPG Hyper Light Drifter finally has a release date. Part of that high-money, long-delay Kickstarter class of Double Fine et al, it's arriving on March 31st, two years after its estimated launch date of June 2014 during the crowdfunding period.
Another one for the ever-expanding best RPGs list, perhaps.
The news brings with it a brand new trailer of giant melty-face golem goodness and 2D combat:
Still extremely pretty. There's something very Titan Souls about it for me now, though I expect the two share little more than an art style and general sense of mysteriousness. As you might be aware, I'm all about This Sort Of Thing, and have felt quite excited since the first time I laid eyes on the game. It also seems like it's been just about to come out for the full three years of public development.
Their Steam page is now also up with a batch of screenshots and all their lovely trailers so far. It's the first game from Heart Machine as a company, and there's a lot of pressure on them after such a long build-up - and, let's be honest, such a big cash windfall. In their latest Kickstarter update, they say the Linux and OSX versions are still on track for final release, and that they're really happy with what they've made. Hopefully their backers will be too.