Cadence of Hyrule, a Zelda rhythm game gets release date

Posted on June 12, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule, the game from Crypt of the Necrodancer developers now has a closer look at gameplay and release date that is coming a lot sooner than expected. The game serves as a crossover between Crypt of the Necrodancer and The Legend of Zelda world and is described as an indie rhythm roguelike.

Crypt of the Necrodancer was a surprise hit and interesting take on the roguelike genre that took off in a big way. Development began when game director Ryan Clark approached Nintendo to ask permission to use some content from The Legend of Zelda for an originally planned DLC for the games Nintendo Switch edition.

Discussion and collaboration went on from here with Nintendo expressing great interest and the  game quickly became the crossover title it is now.

The top down 2D game finds an interesting way to blend both the worlds of Necrodancer and Zelda, and even lets you play as Link or Zelda if Cadence doesn’t strike your fancy. The art and world are cute and the music is phenomenal, with a featured 25 remixed tunes from across the Legend of Zelda series. These remixed tunes are being done by the same composer of the original Necrodancer game, Danny Baranowsky.

This is especially exciting for series fans because the music in the original made audiences fall in love and Cadence of Hyrule’s score looks to do the same. Combining that with the fact it’s remixed versions of some already familiar tunes, seeing how the blend will be pulled off is unbelievably exciting.

Cadence of Hyrule was only announced back in March during a Nintendo Indie ‘Nindie’ showcase and the wait is already almost over. The game will be out tomorrow, on June 13th for the Nintendo Switch. Grab your swords and get slashing to some banging beats, it’s dangerous to go alone after all.