Back in June, Abylight Studios and Heart Machine dropped a bombshell on the mobile gaming community when they revealed that their critically-acclaimed action game Hyper Light Drifter would be making its way to the iOS platform.

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Hyper Light Drifter is a critically-acclaimed game originally launched in 2016 for PC and consoles. It is coming soon to the iOS platform

Initially launched for PC, PS4, and Xbox One back in 2016, Hyper Light Drifter was basically a hybrid between Diablo and the old The Legend of Zelda games. Controlling your character from a top-down perspective, you’ll be adventuring through a gorgeous world, fighting countless enemies with your energy sword. There are plenty of other weapons as well, but a cool mechanic in this game is that there is no ammunition for those weapons. Instead, you have to gradually recharge them by using your energy sword, which encourages you to jump straight into close-quarter combat rather than kiting enemies from a distance with a ranged weapon.

Hyper Light Drifter Action
A top-down action game that's basically a hybrid between Diablo and the old Zelda games

Still, considering that Hyper Light Drifter is an extremely action-focused game, many fans have wondered if it would play well on the touchscreen with virtual controls. Well, Abylight has just released a footage of the game being played on an iPhone to answer that question. Check it out below:

As you can see, the controls are pretty standard for a mobile action game, with an on-screen joystick on the left side for movements while action buttons are positioned on the right. That’s not a complaint at all – the formula is popular because it works, and we are extremely excited for this upcoming iOS release.

Luckily, we won’t have to wait too long, as the game is set to arrive on the 25th of July, which is just a couple of days away. In fact, it’s available for pre-order right now at a discount of 30%, coming only at $4.99 (Rs 345). Not only that, but this is also the Special Edition, meaning it’ll contain some nice exclusive content such as a Tower Climb challenge mode. We just can’t wait for this Thursday!