Exciting news coming out today for all you Legend of Zelda fans out there, such as myself. It looks like a second Zelda related game is slated for release on the Nintendo Switch here in 2019 with Cadence of Hyrule.
News first broke earlier this today that Brace Yourself Games’ is teaming up with Nintendo to bring their breakout hero, Cadence, of the terrific dungeon crawl/music beat driven indie gem “Crypt of the Necrodancer” to the world of Hyrule! Yes, it looks like according to the official press release players will explore the world of Hyrule as Link or Princess Zelda in randomly generated over-world/dungeons areas on a quest to save the kingdom.
The twist though comes from the inherent game play that carries over from “Crypt” in that players have to time their movements and such to the beat of the tunes, or in this case, every beat of the 25 remixed Legend of Zelda tunes is a chance to move, sword swing, shoot arrows, drop bombs, toss boomerangs and all the rest of the awesome things we have come to expect from the Legend of Zelda franchise.
I know I for one am excited to have another brand new top down playing Zelda game to add to my Switch Library, especially one that seems to invoke the classic stylings of some of my favorite games from my youth, such as Zelda: A Link to the Past. I personally have watched this trailer now like 6 or 7 times, but check it out for yourself below and let me know what you think in the comments!
This coupled with the earlier news that the Gameboy classic, Link’s Awakening, was going to be updated for the Switch with brand new graphics, makes for quite a terrific year for our favorite Master Sword swinging hero!
Now if only they’ll commit to making Breath of the Wild 2…