A rhythm
action-adventure game

Save the legendary land of Hyrule in a game from the makers of Crypt of the NecroDancer, set to the world and music of the Legend of Zelda™ series in the Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda game—exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system.

Learn gameplay basics with the overview trailer

Game features

Keep the beat

  • Outstep enemies and bosses in rhythmic combat.
  • Play as Link, Zelda, or Cadence through a randomly generated overworld and procedurally generated dungeons.
  • Collect classic Legend of Zelda items and weapons and spells from Crypt of the NecroDancer.

Stay one
step ahead

  • Each beat is a turn, and each turn is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more.
  • Move to the beat of 25 remixed classic Legend of Zelda tunes.
  • Match your movements to the rhythm and strategically outstep each pixel-art enemy.


  • Think you can beat the game with just one life? We dare you to try Permadeath Mode.
  • Turn off the beats with Fixed Beat Mode to move freely and play strategically.
  • Every day is something new with the Daily Challenge. See how far you can make it with a random character on a new world in just one life.

Buy now

Digital version

Purchase the base game directly from Nintendo.com and download to your system.

$24.99 USD / $44.99 CAD

Digital bundle

Buy the game and Season Pass directly from Nintendo.com and download to your system.

Physical Version

Get the complete adventure with all three DLC packs included.

Available now

Remix the fun with DLC

Buy the Cadence of Hyrule Season Pass to access three DLC packs as they release. Enjoy additional modes, characters, and more for a discounted price compared to buying the packs separately.

Full version of game required to use DLC. Sold separately.
  • Get all three DLC packs as they release.
  • BONUS: Play as red and blue variations of Link and Zelda right away.

Pack #1:
Character Pack

$5.99 USD / $7.55 CAD
  • A crescendo of characters: Play as Impa, Shadow Link, and Shadow Zelda from the Legend of Zelda series, as well as Frederick (the shopkeeper) and Aria (Cadence’s grandmother) from Crypt of the NecroDancer. Each character has their own set of skills.
  • All Character Mode: Take on a 21-floor dungeon and defeat Ganon with each character.
  • Mystery Mode: All items and enemies are obscured and displayed with question marks.

Pack #2:
Melody Pack

  • New tunes: Listen to 39 new remixes from three different artists and choose where you’ll hear them. Play through this rhythmic adventure to the beat of your own drum!
$5.99 USD / $7.55 CAD

Pack #3:
Symphony of the Mask

$9.99 USD / $12.59 CAD
  • A new story: Tune in to a chorus of chaos where Skull Kid takes center stage! This tale of the mischief maker includes a new map and songs.
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