Top Ten: Most Anticipated eShop Games of 2015

Look out for these excellent eShop games this year!

By Anthony Vigna. Posted 01/21/2015 09:00 7 Comments     ShareThis

3. Hyper Light Drifter (Wii U)

Estimated Release Date: Early 2015

If you love RPGs as much as I do, then Hyper Light Drifter should definitely be on your radar. Inspired by classics like The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Hyper Light Drifter is aiming to pay homage to the 8-bit and 16-bit era of gaming and promises to be a game of epic proportions.

In the game, you play as one of the Drifters that were once apart of a civilization that is now in ruin. While the setting is definitely post-apocalyptic in nature, a society still exists in Hyper Light Drifter and it’s struggling to exist. Even the Drifter you control is suffering from an illness that threatens to kill him, leading him to search for the cure he needs. As revealed by the game’s creator, Alex Preston, in an interview with Polygon, the Drifter’s illness is a very personal matter for him because of his own struggles with heart disease:

I have a lot of health problems, like really serious life-threatening health problems throughout my life, and that is a deeper part of the story and the character himself and what he experiences. Those relationships come back to me as well.

Not only is Hyper Light Drifter a love letter to retro videogames, it’s poised to tell an incredibly interesting tale within its story. If the game can live up to the hype, Hyper Light Drifter could be one of the best indie games to hit the eShop this year.

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7 Responses to “Top Ten: Most Anticipated eShop Games of 2015”

  • 819 points
    Toadlord says...

    I’m hoping for A Hat in Time on Wii U in 2015.

    Since there’s no release date yet it’s a bit of a long shot, I’ll admit. But they’ve stopped just short of announcing it for Wii U so I have faith.

  • 849 points
    ejamer says...

    Great list! Some were expecting, some forgotten, and a few were completely new to me. Definitely some games worth looking forward to though.

  • 111 points
    roykoopa64 says...

    Thanks for putting this list together! I have a hard time keeping track of these games, and so many of these are definitely worth looking forward to.

  • 849 points
    ejamer says...

    Affordable Space Adventures – how could I have forgotten about this game? It looks great, and should be out this year.

    • 180 points
      Anthony Vigna says...

      Good choice! That’s also another one I wanted to put on the list that I didn’t have room for, along with Hex Heroes, Elliot Quest, and Adventures of Pip. Even then, I’m sure I’m missing a few that I’ve been excited for!

      Haha it was really hard to condense this list just to ten games.

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