We've finally got confirmation that Rift of the NecroDancer is coming to Switch. First announced for a PC release last summer, today's Indie World presentation confirmed we'll be able to take on the Guitar Hero-inspired boss rush rhythm game later this year.
In this Crypt of the NecroDancer spin-off, Cadence is now fighting to the beat of the rhythm in modern times. And during the Indie World, we got a good look at the lane-based combat that we'll need to get to grips with to shred our opponents.
There are also five different Rhythm Heaven-style minigames to dive into, which match up with the five characters and storylines.
Here are some more details from the game's Steam page:
The NecroDancer's back in a brand new rhythm game spinoff! Help Cadence navigate the modern world while repairing the rifts that have torn her life apart. Do rhythmic battle via rift mode, minigames, and boss battles! All to the beat of a brand new soundtrack from Danny Baranowsky & friends.
- Rift Mode — A rhythmic battle against streams of monsters pouring out of the Rift!
- Mini Game Mode — Help Cadence overcome the challenges of the modern world via rhythmic mini games!
- Boss Battles Mode — Defeat powerful bosses using a one-two punch, to the rhythm of the beat!
- A brand new soundtrack from Danny Baranowsky and collaborators!
- Mod support, online leaderboards, and more!
Rift of the NecroDancer is tuning up for 2023 release on Switch. We'll take to the mic when we have an exact date for you. Let us know whether you'll be strapping in for this in the comments.
I love Crypt of the NecroDancer and this game is looking real cool so I'll buy it for sure.
I'm not very good at rhythm games but the Zelda one was so good I think I'll have to give this one a go!
I'm a big fan of what Brace Yourself Games did with Cadence of Hyrule so I'm absolutely interested in picking this up myself, looks fantastic!
Also RHYTHM HEAVEN making a spiritual comeback in a Crypt of the Necrodancer spinoff was certainly not on my bucket list for this year but by god will I take it.
Doesn't look as crazy as Beatmania IIDX or Pop'n Music. 😕
Among my personal highlights of this Indie World, main gameplay looks cool and love that it includes some Rhythm Heaven-style minigames, too!
I was hoping for a release date, but it's still nice to know this is coming to the Switch! I've been looking forward to it since it was announced on Steam a while back. Hopefully it gets a physical release to match the other two Necrodancer games!
I’m so excited! This looks like a vary fun rhythm game!
I feel like we saw this before, but nonetheless, it looks great! Day one for me
This was easily one of my favorites at PAX East this year. Wasn’t a huge fan of the yoga but but the guitar hero bit was some of the most fun I’ve had with a rhythm game all year. Never played necrodancer but my hype is there.
Ummmmm....yes. More of that.
I like this series and it certainly looks gorgeous. The gameplay is almost defo going to be good. Yeah, I'm down.
I'm actually kind of surprised that the game I was hoping would show up actually did. I knew that Rift of the Necrodancer was coming out in 2 months on Steam, so I was hoping that for today's Indie World, it would be announced for Switch, and there it is!
...God, now I feel bad because Silksong wasn't announced...
I like the track style. Reminds me of frequency and amplitude.
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