For E3 2019, Nintendo once again streamed a prerecorded Direct as opposed to a pre-show press conference like most major developers and publishers. Nintendo made a huge splash for Zelda fans with a new trailer and release date announcement for its remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and the reveal of Breath of the Wild’s sequel. The company continued spreading the love for Link and Zelda with a new trailer for Cadence of Hyrule, which was confirmed to have a release date coming very, very soon.
The trailer showcased more of the Legend of Zelda-themed Crypt of the Necrodancer game, including gameplay. As previously established, you can play as Cadence, Link, or Zelda in the music-based dungeon crawler. Move around and attack in time to the music and you’ll be rewarded. Failing to do so will see you punished.
Cadence of Hyrule is coming to Switch in just a few days. The game will be released on June 13, which is right around the corner. Made by the same folks behind Crypt of the Necrodancer, Cadence of Hyrule is a roguelike and borrows most of its mechanics and features from Necrodancer. It will feature 25 remixed classic tracks from the Legend of Zelda series of games.
This is just one of multiple Switch games releasing this week. In fact, multiple games launch on the Eshop today, following the Direct.
In our Crypt of the Necrodancer review, Britton Peele wrote, “Regardless of your musical tastes, Crypt of the NecroDancer takes a proven but basic recipe and improves it with a seemingly simple twist. It would have been a fine roguelike game without its musical side, but the rhythm mechanic makes it a truly special experience.”