Surprise Zelda Game Coming From An Indie Studio

Ruben Fields
March 21, 2019

Cadence of Hyrule is named after Crypt of the NecroDancer's protagonist, Cadence.

The last and arguably most surprising announcement during the recent Nindie Direct was Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer.

Cadence of Hyrule will come to the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2019. IGN talked to Ryan Clark, founder of Crypt of the NecroDancer developer Brace Yourself Games, and Kirk Scott, Nintendo of America's Manager of Publisher-Developer Relations to find out. The game includes 25 remixed Legend of Zelda tunes alongside "modern-looking Lynels" and "Hyrulean Soldiers of old". Many hours on, we're still scratching our heads wondering how the heck an indie developer has got the rights to create a title based on one of the most iconic Nintendo series of all-time.

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".it it is one of the first independent developers to use Zelda content". The Legend of Zelda, which is quite the mouthful. The developers working on it have far more experience than just that, of course - and, credit where it's due, Crypt of the NecroDancer totally rules - but it's still a studio of less than two dozen people (according to its website) making an honest-to-goodness official Zelda game. There are also a few games either releasing today or becoming available for pre-order on the Eshop today, and an indie game sale is now underway.

"Zelda is well known for musical compositions among games".

Are you excited for this little surprise Zelda release for the Switch?

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