Rhythm-Based Legend of Zelda Game Coming To Switch, “Cadence of Hyrule”
Whenever a new Legend of Zelda game comes out, it’s always a big deal. It’s an even bigger deal when it’s made by a third party and not directly by Nintendo. Today, we got a surprise announcement of a brand new LoZ game for the Switch that will be rhythm-based!
Made by the same folks who made one of my favorite games of recent years, “Crypt of the Necrodancer”, Brace Yourself Games has brought their protagonist into the overworld of Hyrule, where she will now do battle against all of their baddies while jamming to music from the games (although there is a strong “Link to The Past” tie to this game, so expect much of the music and visuals to be from this installment in the series).
Best of all, she won’t be alone, as both Link and Zelda will be playable characters!
Check out the trailer below:
Here is some more info via the official press release from Nintendo:
As Link or Princess Zelda, players explore randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule, and every beat of the 25 remixed Legend of Zelda tunes is a chance to move, attack, defend and more. From modern-looking Lynels to the Hyrulean Soldiers of old, players must master the instinctive movements of each pixel-art enemy and strategically outstep them in rhythmic combat using an arsenal of iconic items from The Legend of Zelda, as well as the spells and weapons from Crypt of the NecroDancer.
This will be the first of two Zelda games slated for Switch this year, the other being the recently announced remake of Game Boy classic “The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening”.
“Cadence of Hyrule” is coming Spring 2019 to the Nintendo Switch.