Each player controls a drifter, though the second player cannot upgrade their drifter or acquire new weapons on their own. Upgrades, new weapons, and new abilities are determined by the progress made by first player; the second player is just a copy of the first. Progress is only saved for the first player.
Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.</br></br> Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.