E3 2019: Zelda Spin-Off Game Cadence Of Hyrule Is Out Now

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Nintendo had a lot of E3 surprises in store for Zelda fans this year, sharing a new trailer and release date for its remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and revealing a Breath of the Wild's sequel. Nintendo 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. In fact, it's one of a variety of games and updates releasing during E3 week. [Update: Cadence of Hyrule is out now on the Eshop. It's priced at $25.]

Cadence of Hyrule is coming to Switch today. The game will be released on Thursday, June 13. 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.

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.

This is just one of multiple Switch games releasing this week; multiple games launched on the Eshop on Tuesday, 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."

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