If you had to pick one of the most surprising Nintendo Switch announcements so far this year, a standout would likely be Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer. The game was originally revealed during the March Nindie Direct showcase and is being developed by Brace Yourself Games and published by Spike Chunsoft.
Regarding a release date, the game is currently listed for "Spring 2019" on Nintendo's official website. In saying this, a recent Nintendo Europe email – promoting all of the games coming to the Switch this May –includes Cadence of Hyrule in between the upcoming Resident Evil releases and Assassin's Creed III Remastered. So, with any luck, we could be playing this rhythmic action-adventure before the end of the month.
For anyone who missed the Nindie announcement, Cadence of Hyrule is modeled on Brace Yourself Games' original rhythm-combat title, Crypt of the NecroDancer. In the new game, you can play as Link or Princess Zelda as you go on a quest to save Hyrule. Here's a bit more about it, along with the trailer:
As Link or Princess Zelda, players explore randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule, and every beat of the 25 remixed Legend of Zelda tunes is a chance to move, attack, defend and more. From modern-looking Lynels to the Hyrulean Soldiers of old, players must master the instinctive movements of each pixel-art enemy and strategically outstep them in rhythmic combat using an arsenal of iconic items from The Legend of Zelda, as well as the spells and weapons from Crypt of the NecroDancer.
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