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Cadence of Hyrule is just a day away from launching. Yesterday, Nintendo announced that the game arrives on June 13 via the eShop.

If you want to get a head start on downloading the game, pre-loading from the eShop is now available. The game takes up 677MB of space.

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Nintendo has opened the official website for Cadence of Hyrule. In doing so, it has shared a bunch of new information about the game.

Here’s the full rundown:

The official online product page for Cadence of Hyrule has been updated on Nintendo’s website, now including the game’s price.

As listed, the eShop title will sell at $24.99. As reported previously, it will release sometime this month.


No one could have originally anticipated the final announcement for the latest Nindies Showcase earlier this year. Brace Yourself Games, in collaboration with Nintendo, revealed Cadence of Hyrule – a new game for Switch that takes a page out of Crypt of the NecroDancer.

At BitSummit a few days ago, Japanese website 4Gamer caught up with a few people involved with the game. Lead designer Oliver Trujillo and Brace Yourself CEO Ryan Clark along with Spike Chunsoft’s Riku Nikaido spoke about how the game came to be, one of Nintendo’s requests, and more such as how the team looked at Smash Bros. for Zelda’s moves.

Here’s our full translation:

A few additional screenshots have emerged from Cadence of Hyrule. Have a look at the latest images in the gallery below.

Cadence of Hyrule launches sometime this month via the Switch eShop.


During the latest Nindies Showcase earlier in the year, Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda was announced for Switch. At the time, Nintendo said that the game would be launching this spring.

A slight update on the game has finally been provided, as we now know for certain that the game will arrive in June. That does make sense given how spring ends during the month. A release during E3 sounds like a realistic possibility as well.

Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda was one of the surprise announcements of the last Nintendo Direct. We now have some more details on the Japanese release of the game. Interestingly, Spike Chunsoft will publish the game in Japan, not Nintendo. The publisher opened up the game’s Japanese website today, which sadly doesn’t contain any new info. Spike Chunsoft also published the Japanese trailer for the game today, which is pretty much exactly the same as the game’s initial reveal trailer, except for the Japanese voice-over. 

Cadence of Hyrule will be released this Spring.


Cadence of Hyrule is an unexpected crossover between The Legend of Zelda and Crypt of the NecroDancer. But how did that collaboration between Nintendo and Brace Yourself Games happen anyway?

We do at least know some of the backstory. Brace Yourself approached Nintendo about having Zelda characters in something such as Crypt of the NecroDancer DLC. After the two talked, it eventually ended up as a brand new game.

Cadence of Hyrule, a new game coming from the developer of Crypt of the NecroDancer, was announced today to close out the latest Nindies Showcase. A release is planned for this spring.

Here are the first details and debut trailer:

A few minutes of footage is in showing off Crypt of the Necrodancer: Nintendo Switch Edition. Get a look at the gameplay below.