Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer

Ever thought that you’d want a Crypt of the NecroDancer and The Legend of Zelda crossover? Neither have I. Whether or not you wanted it, it’s happening and it is glorious. Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda has been confirmed for a Spring 2019 release.

Crypt of the Necrodancer is a retro-themed rhythm game developed and published by indie studio Brace Yourself Games. Nintendo licensing intellectual property to an indie studio (in this case, The Legend of Zelda which is a BIG deal) is almost unprecedented so this is without a doubt one of the most pivotal moments in recent gaming history. You can watch the official reveal trailer below:

Here’s an overview of Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda, straight from Nintendo:

In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series.

As Link—or even as Princess Zelda—you’ll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule. Every beat of each remixed, The Legend of Zelda tune is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more, so stay one step ahead of each enemy and boss…or face the music.

From modern-looking Lynels to the Hyrulean Soldiers of old, you must master the instinctive movements of each pixel-art enemy, and strategically outstep them in rhythmic combat. So equip yourself with an arsenal of iconic Legend of Zelda items, as well as the spells and weapons from Crypt of the Necrodancer. You must be prepared to face Hyrule’s most wicked bosses, which have been transformed by magic, granting them mighty, new forms!

A rhythmic action-adventure game in the world of the Legend of Zelda™ series
Explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons to save Hyrule as Link or Princess Zelda
Use items from the Legend of Zelda™ series, plus spells and weapons from the Crypt of the Necrodancer game
Outstep legendary enemies and bosses in rhythmic combat
Keep the beat with 25 remixed classic Legend of Zelda™ tunes