Brace Yourself Games appears to be releasing a physical copy of Crypt of the Necrodancer (at least in Europe) on the Nintendo Switch. There'll apparently be two different versions available - a standard edition and a collector's edition.
According to Nintendeal, the standard copy will be priced at €34.99 and the collector's edition will set you back €54.99. The fancier version will come with a copy of the game, a steel book, instruction manual, original soundtrack, collector's pin, bandana (how appropriate) and a cardboard slipcase. Here's a look at all of the goodies on offer:
As you might recall, Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer is also receiving a physical release. It'll include all of the game's base content and DLC, and is releasing on 23rd October for $39.99. You can read more about it in our previous post.
Will you be picking up either Crypt of the NecroDancer titles in physical form on the Switch? Tell us down below.
One more for the physical collection =]
I'm keen in picking up Cadence of Hyrule, so I may as well pick up the OG game as well.
Couldn't they have stuck it in with Cadence for a double pack?
Probably not, no, but doesn't mean I don't wish that they did.
Is this game any good? Is there a demo for it on the eShop or PC?
@Tourtus this game is great man!! I think I might have around 40 hours on it!! I think I have finished with 3 or 4 different characters! the soundtrack is amazing!! It's hard, rhythm based.. I loved.. normally it's cheap (not talking about the physical edition..) so, dive man!!
@rex_rex Any games that are similar to it so I can get an idea of what the game play is like? (Aside from Cadence of Hyrule) Also when you say hard, do you mean it's challenging or the rhythm mechanics are core to the game?
I'll try Cadence of Hyrule first, already preordered the physical version.
Necrodancer's dungeon layouts are pure Roguelike-style. Random rooms with enemies and loot, and a staircase down to reach the next room. And in true Roguelike fashion, death means starting again in a brand new dungeon.
The rhythm aspect of Necrodancer is what makes it stand out from the other top-down classic dungeon Roguelikes.
Though there is a way to practice going through the dungeons without the rhythm aspect if you want, as there is a character named Bard who plays in "fixed beat mode", where the rhythm aspect is removed.
If you have a JP eShop account, there's a demo in the JP eShop.
@Tourtus man.. as far as I know it's the first and perhaps only game that I know with this style.. IMO, it's not hard because of the rhythm mechanic, (I don't know how it will run but you can even turn it off this mechanic).. but even if you have many good equipment, armor and weapon, 2/3 seconds of inattention and you can die.. but again, I think I bought in a sale for 3 to 5 dollars.. again, IMO you can't go wrong! I'm eager to buy the physical edition of cadence!! I know I'll love! I love zelda, I love zelda's soundtrack and I loved rhythm annnd necrodancer..
I hope Cadence of Hyrule gets a steel book and such as well. I'm definitely picking that one up, even though I stopped collecting, Zelda is Zelda, and I've been holding off for a physical release. This one i beautiful though...
35 bucks, geez. I bought it on sale for 2 bucks on the eshop. Hard to justify going physical these days imo.
Anyway, for those wondering if the game is any good: it's really good. The fact that Nintendo decided to hire the devs to do a crossover with the Zelda license should tell you enough about the quality of this game.
@Tourtus I absolutely love this game. Can’t recommend it enough!
If you have a Japanese account (or want to make one for it) you can download a demo on the JP eShop.
@Tourtus Man Necrodancer/Cadence is a first and I think pretty much only of it's kind. And it is amazing. Like someone said above, it impressed Nintendo enough to allow one of their top IPs to have a crossover.
Best way to describe it is Binding of Isaac except everything has to be done to the rhythm of the music and there are penalities if you miss or skip a beat. Admittedly it is hard, but the music is so damn good, you'll be coming back to perfect your game just for the funky tunes.
I bought this game for 3 euro.... getting an physical is quite expensive..
@Tourtus I liked the concept of necrodancer but it is quite punishing and you start from scratch every time you die. The game has an extremely steep learning curve and the the fact that everything is randomised means you might never get a good weapon with which you are comfortable with and get destroyed by some enemies.
I gave up after a few hours but I still plan on getting cadence of Hyrule at some point since it is far less punishing.
@bluesun @rex_rex @Robzilla @Manah @Neckcrane @Rhaoulos Thanks for the info y'all! Seems like a good game. I'll add it to my wish list and buy it when I clear up some of my backlog.
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