Hyper Light Drifter gets SNES-inspired boxed release0 Comments
Many different special editions of video games have come and gone through the years, but none have come up with a collectable package quite as magical as this one for Heart Machine's action/RPG Hyper Light Drifter.
As can be seen from the photo above, the new Collector's Edition of the game has been injected with all of the herbs and spices that keep 16-bit connoisseurs salivating. This version of Hyper Light Drifter comes with an historically-accurate Super Nintendo Entertainment System-styled box and cartridge, and the package is rounded out with a "fancy" 18x24-inch foldout world map and a 24-page manual for the game.
Of course, this isn't the "SNES Demake" that was touted as a $1 million stretch goal for the game's Kickstarter — the teal cartridge inside of the package doesn't actually contain a copy of the game. Instead, players can get a download code for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions of Hyper Light Drifter when they release, or get a PC code delivered automatically after purchase.
Backers who selected the appropriate tier when contributing to the game's Kickstarter campaign need not take any action to receive the package, but those who missed out on the opportunity can still order the latest edition of the game through iam8bit. Pre-orders open tomorrow, and the asking price is a period-accurate $65.
Source: Hyper Light Drifter by Heart Machine (Kickstarter)