Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necro Dancer Feat. The Legend of Zelda,a is a roguelike rhythm game developed by Brace Yourself Games and published by Nintendo. The game is a crossover of Crypt of the Necro Dancer with The Legend of Zelda, combining the rhythm-based movement and fighting mechanics with elements reminiscent of earlier games in the Zelda franchise. The game was released for the Nintendo Switch on June 13, 2019.
Cadence of Hyrule combines the rhythm-based gameplay of Crypt of the Necro Dancer with settings, characters, and music from The Legend of Zelda series. Players play the majority of the game as either Link or Princess Zelda,
with other characters such as Necro Dancer protagonist Cadence becoming unlocked by progressing through the game or completing certain quests, each with their own unique abilities. Players venture across the over world, composed of predefined regions and map layouts related to Zelda lore such as Hyrule Castle or Death Mountain, but whose relative placement is procedurally generated for each new save file.
This map remains the same throughout the entire game, but certain dungeons such as those found in temples will be randomly generated every time they are visited. Whenever enemies are in an area, the player is required to move and attack in time to the music using the directional buttons, with bonus multipliers and extra rewards available for maintaining the beat. Throughout the game, the player can find or purchase weapons and equipment, such as shovels for digging through dirt or torches that can reveal the contents of chests, as well as recurring Zelda items such as bows, bombs, and hook shots.