Get back to the beat with Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer. Nintendo’s own indie crossover puts Zelda on the dancefloor and it is out now.
Nintendo has certainly had an awesome looking E3 and as the conference begins to wrap up, it’s the perfect time for a quick blast of something different. While the newly announced sequel to Breath of The Wild is causing some serious pangs of anticipation, you won’t have to wait quite so long for a mildly more nostalgic beat. We reported on the reveal of Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer just a few days ago during the E3 Nintendo Direct. Now fans of indie rhythm RPGs and Legend of Zelda can get funky with a sword.
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer takes the basic premise of Crypt of the NecroDancer, pushing players through a series of pixelated dungeons. Players need to keep to the beat of the music and each beat of the drum still allows players a chance to move, attack, defend, and more.
Dungeons continue to be procedurally generated. However, these caverns are dotted beneath a randomly generated Hyrule. Adventurers are able to take on the mantle of Link or Zelda as they battle their way through a different adventure every time. Recognizable sights and weapons native to the Legend of Zelda series augment the Crypt of the NecroDancer combat. Familiar faces also feature as enemies from Hyrule invade this indie title. You don’t even have to go alone. If it gets dangerous just grab a partner and go toe to toe together, in the game’s local co-op mode. Just in case you weren’t feeling a tug at the wallet already, twenty-five remixed Legend of Zelda chiptunes accompany each heroes journey. Get a sample of the soundtrack in the game trailer below.
I might not have a Gameboy to go back to old Hyrule anymore but this looks like the perfect way to see out the journey home from E3. Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer is out today and available via the Nintendo eShop. You can check out more information on Nintendo’s E3 here on Gamesapce.