Hyper Light Drifter, the critically acclaimed 8-bit action RPG, will unfortunately not be coming to the Wii U or the PlayStation Vita as previously planned. Alex Preston, the game’s creator, recently released a video explaining that due to his heart condition and lack of treatment during development he would be unable to complete the estimated six additional months necessary for a Wii U and Vita port.

Of course, it’s not just health issues preventing a Wii U version. The game’s engine has not been ported to the Wii U because the engine’s creator, YoYo Games, has yet to come to a satisfactory agreement with Nintendo. Both the Wii U and Vita versions would need to be rebuilt completely from the ground up.

It’s pretty disappointing that such a highly anticipated game won’t be coming to these platforms, but the developers over at Heart Machine hope that fans understand the circumstances. That said, anyone who backed for the Wii U or Vita versions has the option to transfer their key to a different platform or receive a refund.

Are you disappointed at this decision? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Kickstarter

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Harrison Bolin
I'm a student studying web development, computer sciences, and entrepreneurship. I've loved video games since I first got a beat to a pulp in Super Smash Bros by my older cousins. Console of choice: PlayStation Favorite games: Destiny, Halo, Battleborn, Overwatch, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and SSB Pro Tip: The water temple is easy, just pay someone else to do it


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