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Cadence Of Hyrule Was Initially Going to Be DLC But Nintendo Wanted A Full Game

One of the biggest surprises of the Nindies presentation which took place this week was the reveal that Brace Yourself Games is working on their very own The Legend of Zelda themed title Cadence of Hyrule. Brace Yourself Games had the idea of adding Zelda characters to their game, but Nintendo was more excited about the prospect than that, they actually wanted the team to develop a full-game.

“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.” But Nintendo’s interest apparently grew beyond a simple 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!”

“[Brace Yourself Games] worked directly with our Japan teams to get that [Zelda] content in there,” even if “ it doesn’t really fall in line with a Zelda-type title.”



  1. This is really amazing all things considered. They gave an independent studio the keys to one of their biggest franchises. A world where indie or third party devs can make games like F-Zero, Star Fox, or Kid Icarus is pretty much reality now.

  2. Is it just me or was the Nindies showcase better than the Nintendo Direct? So many great indies coming to Switch soon I lost track!

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