IGN recently did an interview with Brace Yourself Games founder Ryan Clark. There, Clark discussed the recently announced Cadence Of Hyrule. According to Clark, it was them that pitched the idea to Nintendo about doing something Zelda-related. Clark said that “We were considering making a new Nintendo Switch project, and we imagined how cool it would be to have Zelda characters appearing in NecroDancer; say as DLC. To our surprise, Nintendo was extremely interested in the prospect, and before we knew it we were working on a completely new title, mashing up NecroDancer with The Legend of Zelda”.
Clark also said that the game “is first and foremost a new entry in the NecroDancer universe”, and that they “took extensive care to ensure that it could be considered to be both a Zelda game and a NecroDancer game”. Clark also noted that “Zelda is well-known for musical compositions among games. Being able to mix these two together into an awesome musical mashup of gameplay is definitely one of the most exciting points”.