Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Is Now Available On The Nintendo Shop

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Is Now Available On The Nintendo Shop
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Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer is now available to purchase on the Nintendo shop. The new game from Brace Yourself Games combines their original IP with the world of Zelda.

This top-down rogue-like RPG game dictates your movement around the map with a funky 8-bit theme tune, scored by award-winning composer Danny Baranowsky. It combines Zelda and Brace Yourself Games’ earlier title, Crypt of the Necrodancer, in a colorful and fast-paced dungeon-runner experience.

Fans were originally sceptical of the cross-over, aware that in the past The Legend of Zelda spinoffs have never been too great. However, so far the game has received rave reviews. As one quote from the Nintendo Treehouse at E3 puts it, “There’s nothing like an enemy dancing aggressively towards you.”

If you pick up the game, expect an old-school Zelda vibe, with all the puzzles, combat and classic music you can imagine. The Crypt of the Necrodancer was considered one of the most difficult rogue-likes ever made, with the later levels almost impossible to complete unless you were a total rhythm master. So far it looks like Cadence of Hyrule is just as tricky, but still approachable for more casual Switch players.

The release of Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer comes after a very successful Nintendo showing at E3. The Switch is getting a version of the Witcher 3, the brand new Pokemon games Sword and Shield, and an Animal Crossing game releasing on March 20th, 2020.

Despite Nintendo’s success at E3, they suffered a significant stock market blow when it was announced Animal Crossing: New Horizons is facing a delay until next year. The developers behind the game asked during the Nintendo Treehouse if they could have more time to perfect the game. Although the stock market reacted badly, fans have been receptive to their decision to postpone the game.

While fans wait for the release of the Switch’s big new titles, Cadence of Hyrule, a surprise hit (so far) from an indie studio tasked with pulling off the Zelda IP, is ready to purchase right now. There are 25 remixed classic Zelda tunes, 2- player co-op from the start of the game, and hours of rhythmic combat to keep you entertained.