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Hyper Light Drifter

A Hyper Light Drifter TV series is being worked on

Developer Alex Preston has been in talks with Castlevania's Adi Shankar about how to translate the game into a series.

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Adi Shankar is responsible for the Castlevania series on Netflix that has already gathered a lot of praise, and now a new report from Polygon claims that he'll also be bringing a Hyper Light Drifter animated series to life, with developer Alex Preston saying that he and Shankar are reaching out to writers to lead it.

The details on how to make the game into a series haven't quite been nailed down yet though, as Preston says:

"The difference between a series and a game is vast in a lot of ways. Hyper Light as a game was pretty atmospheric and kind of overbearing at times. For a series, the question is: how do you sustain and keep your attention on a non-interactive run? Does it get really, really dark and serious? Does it have some levity?"

Right now he and Shankar are "leaning a lot more towards something that's representative of the game on the style side," although anime is likely the style they'll go for with this project. "There's still a question of how much dialogue we really have, if any," Preston continues. "Could it be a more silent series or would we have voice acting? Considering Hyper Light was wordless, there's an idea there of how much that would carry over to a show."

"We're going to make it cool," Preston promises, so we'll just have to wait and see how this comes to fruition.

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REVIEW. Written by Kieran Harris

"It wears its retro influences proudly on its sleeve, whilst also implementing its own character and flair."

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