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Hyper Light Drifter On Nintendo Switch Adds New Boomerang Sword

Hyper Light Drifter releases on Nintendo Switch this summer. This port also comes with exclusive content; see the new boomerang sword weapon in this gameplay video.

Hyper Light Drifter is a beautiful action RPG that has attracted a lot of attention for its vibrant visuals, engrossing fantasy setting, and fast-paced combat. It's picked up a lot fans; first on PC, then on PS4 and Xbox One, and now the game is coming to Nintendo Switch with some extra goodies.

The Nintendo Switch version was first announced during the Nindies Spring Showcase 2018. There's no official release date yet, but we know it will release on the console this summer. The port also comes with additional content, including the new Boomerang Sword in our new gameplay video above. Watch it to see just how cool (and useful) the weapon is.

Hyper Light Drifter follows a ninja-like "drifter" that takes a lot of inspiration from the era of 16-bit RPGs. It takes you to a dark, detailed world where the drifter is haunted by a terrible illness and must travel into the lands of Buried Time to search for a way to stop the disease. You must battle through enemies while upgrading your weapons, gaining new equipment, and learning new skills to help along the way.

"Consider how enjoyable it is to navigate Hyper Light Drifter's spaces--the networks of elevators and shimmering force-fields that lead to more discoveries, more hidden regions, and more locked doors begging to be opened," wrote Kevin VanOrd in GameSpot's Hyper Light Drifter review, where he gave the game a 9/10.

"I vanquished the final boss after six or seven hours, but I'm still exploring, hoping to find every last crevice, every opening I've missed, every invisible platform. There are untold stories lurking out there. And once I have uncovered them, I hope Hyper Light Drifter's community has multitudes more to share."