During Nintendo’s indie spring showcase stream they announced ‘Cadence of Hyrule’, a totally unexpected Crypt of the NecroDancer crossover which sees Link and Zelda join the fray to take down the forces of darkness in time to music that made me want to get up and shake my arse.
The full title is ‘Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the Necrodancer ft. The Legend of Zelda’, which is a bit of a mouthful to say the least, but I guess it describes the game perfectly and is written like a song title, which fits with the game. The game itself is a full standalone release that is being developed by Brace Yourself Games and, as with previous games in the Crypt of the NecroDancer series, it will see you tackling dark forces in a randomly-generated world packed with dungeons and boss rooms. You’ll still have to time your movement and attacks to the beat, the only difference appears to be that this time instead of controlling Cadence from the outset you take control of either Link or Zelda, which in my opinion is a lot cooler. Link for-the-win, right?
Check out the launch trailer for the game below:
As you can see above, the game features classic 16-bit graphics which will please all of you retro fans out there as well as fans of the Crypt of the NecroDancer series. The game will also feature some weapons and items from the Zelda series as well as 25 classic Zelda music tracks.
Although the combination of characters feels a bit strange, I’m still pretty hyped for Cadence of Hyrule, even if it is nothing more than a promotional play for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake. I just hope that Cadence doesn’t try it on with Link as everyone knows he only has eyes for Zelda, and it doesn’t look like Cadence will take “no” very well.