Update #2: During the recent Japanese Indie World broadcast, Cadence of Hyrule's June release was officially confirmed, but only the month was given – we still don't have a solid date. In the meantime, check out some new footage from the broadcast below:
Update #1: The HTML source code now shows the release as being 20th June. Mysterious! Whether this means the game's been pushed from a planned date isn't clear right now, but it seems likely we'll be waiting until after E3 to get our hands on it.
Original: We have to admit, we're rather looking forward to getting our mitts on Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer when it appears on the Switch eShop in "Spring 2019" as Nintendo of America's game page suggests.
This new game of course includes both Zelda and Link, but uses the same beat-based gameplay of the original Crypt of the NecroDancer. However, we're also getting new stages and enemies based on the Zelda franchise, which is no bad thing in our books.
So when exactly is the game coming out you ask? Well, eagle-eyed Twitter user NWPlayer123 has discovered a change in the source code of NoA's game page which seems quite telling:
It seems like pretty conclusive evidence that Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer will be releasing this month, on Thursday 30th May to be precise. This all ties into what the Nintendo Newsletter had to say earlier this month too.
Let us know if you are looking forward to playing Cadence of Hyrule with a comment below.
[source nintendo.com, via twitter.com, youtube.com]
Good I learned about it now. I can delete from my E3 predictions bet card I have with my Nephew.
I hope so! I have saved some eShop credit for it!
I guess it needs to come out this week if it's going to make its 'Spring' release window. I really hope it does. I have a ton to play at the moment and already have games planned for the weekend but I'll drop everything else to play this as soon as it launches. One of my most anticipated games in a while.
Imagine how stoked this indie must be with the backing of the Zelda brand. I'm not interested (tried the first game and it wasn't for me), but I do wish them success.
@BenAV e3 would still be spring
I made quite a few purchases this month, but this is an instant buy!
@BenAV Not quite, some definitions have Spring ending in around 3 weeks. That said, it would need to be this week for it to be accurate with NoE’s “Your May with Nintendo” newsletter.
@Grumblevolcano @Bustacap As far as I've been able to tell, publishers tend to mean the meteorological seasons when talking about release dates but I guess that's technically true. Gives them an extra few weeks wiggle room if they need it without it technically being a delay, haha.
Sega Ages Wonder Boy is releasing in Japan this week. I am hoping the west gets VIrtua Racing this week
i didn't like crypt of necrodancer. if this is the same game, i'll don't buy it
I noticed this game was sorted in with a bunch of May 30 games on Nintendo’s website a few days ago. Didn’t think to check the source code to confirm though. Still, good to know that it’s coming soon!
I'll buy it, no problem, release it
I'm planning on grabbing this if it gets a physical.
Please let this be true, I offer one of my mid term tests as a sacrifice for this to happen. Please.
Sorry to burst everyone's bubbles, but you can look at any game on Nintendo's website that doesn't have a release date and it will have a placeholder in the source code. It's so that it will sort properly when you organize them by release date.
So exciting!!! I hope this smashes it out the park and Ninty loosen up a little on their tight ip control and let some new talent get creative with their back catalogue!
@Grumblevolcano the true definition as apposed to the meteorological society messing with the seasons to make stats easier nonsense.
I hope this is right. I’m kinda surprised that they would just release this game on a random week before E3 without announcing it ahead of time. Would be cool though.
I love Cadence their amps are so pretty and orange. A shout out to Car Audio Enthusiast.
Got some gold points ready, so I can have this with a big "discount". So I'm hoping it will land rather sooner than later.
I will get this because 1) Zelda 2) collection 3) questionable impulse control 4) fanboi. I don't even know much about the game itself. So I wonder... Will I be missing out on any context or content by getting just this game or will I need to get the first Crypt as well? This is of course not a question I demand a serious and well thought out answer to. But it's funny it should arise around the time of month when my next paycheck is due.
I definitely want the music for this!
@ALinkttPresent It's significant though that the date changed from a placeholder (12/31/19) to May 30.
@TeslaChippie yeah probably because it wasn't sorting properly before they changed it
Yay, the 30th is payday and I’m getting a bonus. Day one for me since I love Zelda! 😊
@ALinkttPresent Except that there are still games on the site with a "12/31/19" release date that seem to be sorting properly (they just show up after all the 2019 games with release dates, which is what you'd expect if a game were releasing on a nonspecific 2019 date).
Next time don't put it in the title. If Nintendos idea was to have it as a surprise then I want to have it surprise me
@TeslaChippie Yes... but this game's release window is Spring 2019, which means it wasn't supposed to appear after all the 2019 games.
@Grumblevolcano E3 is within the next three weeks lol
Im so In need of this!!
@InAnotherCastle You don’t need to play the previous game beforehand IMO. This is a Zelda game, with necrodancer’ s gameplay.
@big_bad_bob Thank you 🙂
This one is definitely on the eShop wishlist, but I won't be grabbing it day 1. No Switch just yet.
Gah! My backlog-to-free-time and wish-list-to-wallet ratios are in atrocious shape at the moment, so not sure I can justify picking it up right away. But I have high hopes for this game and want to support it as such a cool use of Nintendo's AAA IP in an indie collaboration. So barring NL blasting this game (highly unlikely), it's just a matter of time.
This should not be tagged as "News"; it should be tagged as "Rumor". This is neither an official confirmation nor announcement of the release date. Please stop giving press to NWPlayer123, who is little more than an obnoxious hacker who spoils upcoming game features and information.
Anyone know how much the game will be
@NPC411 Amen to that i hate when people spoil things for everyone else
@BenAV Technically, spring goes until last part of June
I really wish this had a demo I could try out. I've been burned by indie recommendations before, and even though Zelda is one of my favorite franchises, the weird gameplay isn't something I'm sure I would like.
@personauser93 There's a demo for Crypt of the Necrodancer on the Japanese e-shop. This was part of the reason I made a Japanese account, along with getting the separate Famicom App.
@deafswin37 No price mentions yet. The original Necrodancer game was $20 so at mimmum it would be that. I think it Could be up to $30 due to the Zelda IP and overall improvements made.
@Grumblevolcano actually no. Spring is between 89-93 days depending on what you go by. It has never been looked at as 21 days or three weeks. Summer starts around June 21st.
If your basing your statement off of the weather then that is a complete inaccurate way to base season lengths.
@Kriven Very likely. There's always the chance that there's a physical release later, but I'm pretty sure the initial release will be eShop exclusive.
I'm surprised, this game is hype city, I expected them to announce that it is 'available for purchase right now!' at E3.
Though I guess the core hype was the initial launch trailer, showing anymore at this point may just be spoiling the experience. That trailer and reveal though, sooo good
Does anybody know what the actual price of this is?
Well, for me it will be an Insta-Buy anyway due i enjoyed the Main-Game already, so much that i bought it even twice (PC and Switch), to get an mixed Version with one of my most Favorite Videogame-Series is a no-brainer for me.
@Aaronatorr: I might be pretty optimistic, but i can't help and think it will be like 15 bucks... 20 bucks at maximum.
@Kriven For now, but there's DEFINITELY going to be a physical release later. (It's ZELDA, after all)
guys, source code has changed to " releaseDate: "Jun 20, 2019", "
they mightve put jun20 because it is spring last day, though... lets wait and see
@Dirty0814 he didn’t say that- he said another three weeks which will take us roughly to the third week of June.
I suppose it's for the best that it's being pushed back a little, as I have way too much I want to play this weekend as it is. That being said, I'm going to have way too much to play for all of June as well, haha. I'll definitely make the time to play it day one whenever it does end up launching though.
June 20th being a Thursday makes it a relatively plausible date. Guess we'll find out at E3.
Even the source code wants to play it!
I still think this is going to be an E3 shadow drop. I am of course basing this on absolutely no evidence, but it just seems like the right time.
hey I already said that
@NotTelevision Nah, you make sense. Nintendo loves doing "available now" surprises, and Cadence of Hyrule is important, but small enough that it's a perfect candidate for a surprise release. I will be surprised if ends up -not- being a surprise E3 drop
@NotTelevision I was thinking that could be a possibility too. If not this then I'd expect at least something else to be. Considering this is supposed to be out around this time and will generate a lot of excitement, it does fit the bill.
Am I the only one who longs for the days before data and source-code mining, when surprises were a thing, and every minute detail and decision were not reported, belabored over, speculated upon, regurgitated by numerous "publications" and turned into insta-emotion "reax" takes?
Imagine if other industries had the integrity of video game release windows.
Makes more sense now. It's Zelda and Necrodancer so it would sell well even if it were to come tomorrow but it would still be weird decision. A short trailer with a release date is perfect for E3.
Aw. I was looking forward to playing it tomorrow. There’s so much coming out in June that I might not get to this at launch...
Well, this gives me time to enjoy the other games, too
Odd, I really expected this to shadow drop.
I can see this launching the day of E3. Would be a cool treehouse reveal at least.
I can't wait to play Gerudo Valley Stage!
@ninjapenguin1 it looks worth it
@MrGawain Time to readd it
Trying to beat the original NecroDancer's story mode. It's challenging. And there's something about it that makes it feel rushed, maybe the text (it's not fitting inside the text boxes in some language translations and looks bad). Maybe it's the hub and the hundreds of extra modes and bonus options and playable characters and subweapons that can overwhelm the player (and I'm only in Zone 2).
I hope Cadence is more polished than the original. I don't know how much time these guys had to make this 'sequel' but they shouldn't rush it, especially when producing a game in such a huge IP. I hope they don't mess it up. The placeholder image on the eShop looks cheap and not like a Golden Zelda game. I'm glad it's delayed.
this is an e3 release
The fact that they're telling us it's June but not giving us a solid date yet makes me feel that the E3 shadow drop is extremely likely.
i'm very interesting of seeing how this play. i liked the game that the crossover is base off from.
I wish this was the type of game I could get into. At least we get a true Zelda game at the end of the year with that Gameboy remake.
New footage looks awesome! Can't wait :]
@Tangerine agreed. Looks like a lot of fun.
@BenAV Yup. Some new footage to remind people and build a bit of hype and then drop it during the direct.
That's just the Japanese release window, right? The NA website still hasn't changed from Spring 2019
@ALinkttPresent ARMS was originally listed as dropping in Spring (get it?) and it released in June of 2017, so it’s likely that this is the global release month, too.
Was that an OBOE? My instrument actually appears in something? Gosh darn it, I might have to buy this game now, even though I had 0% interest in it before. lol
All that hopping made me want to go play Q-bert.
I'll stick to my "it gets released immediately after the E3 Direct" opinion!
I have a feeling now there delay it now sense it got blown..
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