Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer has become an instant success on the Switch eShop. It's already dominating the download charts in multiple regions and has been well received by fans and critics alike. Being an indie-made title, it's obviously got a lot of smaller-sized developers thinking about what they would potentially do with Nintendo's IP if they were given the opportunity.
In an interview within the upcoming issue of Nintendo Force, Cuphead developer, Studio MDHR, revealed its own dreams to one day make a new Zelda game. Jared Moldenhauer - the brother and co-founder of the studio - was more than happy to go into detail about what the team had in mind:
"...a sprawling Zelda title brought to life in a doting 2D hand-animated style...Think of all the expressiveness and life you could bring to the tribes, people, and enemies of a universe that rich! And much like Cuphead, we would get to test our design mettle coming up with screen-filling bosses of an entirely different nature. Of course, backgrounds would be completely hand-painted with nothing re-used! The list just goes on and on. It would be an absolute dream come true."
Previously, the indie developer Elden Pixels – a team made up of ex-Zoink and Image & Form employees – revealed it would love to do a follow-up to Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and even went to the extent of tagging Nintendo of America and Europe in a message on Twitter.
Now that Cadence of Hyrule has proven itself, it seems like there's a better chance than ever of more Nintendo-indie collaborations happening in the future. Nindie manager Kirk Scott even said Nintendo working with smaller studios worldwide could perhaps become a trend.
Based on the above description, would you like to see a Zelda game from the Cuphead studio? How about more indie-developed Nintendo games? Share your thoughts below.