Hyper Light Drifter mashes up classics in a hot new sci-fi RPG

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Inspired by gorgeous games of the past.
Inspired by gorgeous games of the past.
Photo: Heart Machine

Even if this upcoming game from indie studio Heart Machine wasn’t already so hotly anticipated, I’d be caught up in its gorgeous art style.

Hyper Light Drifter seems to channel the 8- to 16-bit visual look of games like Sword & Sworcery while also connecting classic Legend of Zelda-type environmental puzzles and Diablo-style action RPG fun together in an awesome mashup that’s sure to get my attention and money when it releases next year.

Check out the second official trailer below for a better taste of what this game is promising.

Final Fantasy VII, Square Cash and other awesome apps of the week

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Ready for some great apps?
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

It’s the weekend, which means that it’s time to relax, kick off your shoes, and download some great apps. And, man, have we got some picks for you this week!

Check below for our list of the best of the apps of the past 7 days, which demand a place on your Apple device right this moment:

Hold on tight! RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 lands on iOS

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RollerCoaster Tycoon finally gets the port we needed.
Photo: Frontier Developments Ltd.

No-one wanted to love last year’s RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile more than I did. And no-one was therefore more crushed when the “game” turned out to be the soulless, cash-demanding corpse of a once-great franchise-turned-freemium nightmare.

If you join me in that opinion, you can rest easy since RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 just hit the App Store — bringing iOS gamers the straight-up port of the PC classic they deserve, complete with touch controls and not an in-app purchase in sight.