During a Nindies Direct that was held today, Nintendo revealed Cadence of Hyrule, a Legend of Zelda-themed version of Brace Yourself Games’ 2015 rhythm hit, Crypt of the Necrodancer, which released last year on Nintendo Switch. The game features Hyrule as a setting, monsters, locations, and 25 pieces of remixed music from the Legend of Zelda series. Link and Zelda join Cadence as playable characters in the adventure.
The game trailer shows that cadence may not be the only character from the original Crypt of the Necrodancer in the game, as one of the shopkeepers from the game is present in the trailer. As of yet, it is unknown if any other characters from the original will be present.
The official Nintendo website features more details:
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!
Cadence of Hyrule is scheduled to release later this Spring on Nintendo Switch.