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.
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