Hyper Light Breaker delays early access release to fall 2023

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Hyper Light Drifter prequel Hyper Light Breaker announced a delay for its planned early access release.

The early access launch for Hyper Light Breaker is delayed from its spring launch to one in fall 2023 for PC (via Steam).

A new gameplay trailer was also released:

Hyper Light Breaker will bolster the mysterious universe of Hyper Lightwith vast, ever-changing open worlds with distinct micro-biomes, brutal enemies, a wide array of unique weapons and hidden secrets,” said Alx Preston, Hyper Light Drifter creator and Heart Machine creative director.

“We’ve been pushing hard to create an incredible world where players the freedom to explore and play in a way that fits their style. We want to thank our amazing community for their support as we’ve been in open development creating a game we think they will love. This gameplay reveal is just the start; we have so much more in store. Stay tuned for even more incredible reveals!”

Here’s a rundown on the previously announced game:

Enter the Overgrowth, a forgotten land in the world of Hyper Light. Play alone or with friends to explore open worlds, fight brutal monsters, unlock gear, create new builds, take on the mysterious Crowns and overthrow the ominous Abyss King in this adventure from the creators of Hyper Light Drifter.

Game Features:


  • A world in disarray, with mysteries to solve, an array of vicious enemies to fight, and fully 3D environments to explore.

  • A vast, ever-changing world awaits with open biomes and deep labyrinths, with a blended mix of hand-crafted and procedurally generated elements.

  • Use your wall-dashing, hoverboard, glider and more for incredible freedom across landscapes.



  • Discover and unlock a wide arsenal of weapons and items to strategically craft a powerful build for every run.

  • Learn more about the Overgrowth, its characters and the deep storylines hidden within each death and subsequent attempt.


  • Help the settlement flourish over the course of your journey. Your accomplishments will introduce new colorful characters and permanent upgrades to the hub to expand the population.

  • Visit denizens between each run and discover their unique stories.

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