The surprise announcement of today's Nindies Direct was the news that the award-winning Crypt of the NecroDancer is getting a Legend of Zelda-themed expansion.

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer includes both Zelda and Link, but uses the same beat-based gameplay of the original. However, we're also getting new stages and enemies, again based on the Zelda franchise.

Here's some official info:

In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the NecroDancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. 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.

Given how acclaimed the original Crypt of the Necrodancer was, we can't wait to play this – and the fact that Nintendo has allowed developer Brace Yourself Games to use one of its most treasured properties speaks volumes about how the company has embraced the indie sector.

Are you excited about playing this when it lands in Spring? Is this the second Zelda game that was rumoured not so long ago? Let us know with a comment below. More Zelda, baby!