If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Switch is getting a wholly unexpected Zelda and Crypt of the NecroDancer crossover

Cadence of Hyrule out this "spring".

Nintendo has unveiled Cadence of Hyrule, a wholly unexpected Crypt of the NecroDancer crossover, in which Link and Zelda tackle the forces of darkness... to a funky dance beat.

Cadence of Hyrule - Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda, to give the new game it's rather unwieldy full title, is developed by Brace Yourself Games, and initially casts players as either Link or Princess Zelda, setting them forth on adventures around a randomly generated overworld and its gloomy, almost certainly dangerous, dungeons.

Visually, it offers a slightly modernised, hyper-colourful twist on The Legend of Zelda's classic 16-bit look (with a touch of Minish Cap thrown in for good measure), while the game itself seems to be pure Crypt of the NecroDancer. Which is to say that movement and combat must be performed in time to the beat, while enemies sport distinctive rhythm-based movement patterns and attacks.

Cadence of Hyrule will feature items from the Zelda series, alongside weapons and spells from Crypt of the NecroDancer, and Nintendo is promising a total of 25 classic Zelda tunes, all given the (presumably up-tempo) remix treatment.

I am one-hundred per cent down with this madness, and equally excited parties will be able to play Cadence of Hyrule some time this "spring".

Topics in this article

Follow topics and we'll email you when we publish something new about them.  Manage your notification settings .

About the Author
Matt Wales avatar

Matt Wales

News Reporter

Matt Wales is a writer and gambolling summer child who won't even pretend to live a busily impressive life of dynamic go-getting for the purposes of this bio. He is the sole and founding member of the Birdo for President of Everything Society.

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Explore our store
Eurogamer.net Merch