Cadence of Hyrule Gets 3 New DLC Packs

Published: July 20, 2020 10:27 AM /


A screenshot of Cadence of Hyrule

Cadence of Hyrule, the Zelda-themed spinoff of the rhythm roguelike Crypt of the NecroDancer, has just announced three new DLC packs. These packs will give players the opportunity to play as new characters, listen to new music, and go on a brand new adventure with another new character.

The first of these DLC packs is a character pack bringing five additional characters to the game, taking a few from both NecroDancer and Zelda. Impa, Zelda's guardian in Ocarina of Time, excels at attacking enemies at a distance with her naginata, while Aria, Cadence's grandmother from NecroDancer, will put players to the test by being a one-hit wonder who also dies instantly if players miss a beat. The three other characters, which the trailer didn't go over as deeply, include Shadow Link, Shadow Zelda, and Fredrick the singing merchant from NecroDancer.

DLC pack number two, known as the Melody Pack, brings thirty-nine new songs to the game, composed by FamilyJules, A_Rival, and Chipzel. These songs include remixed versions of songs already in the game, and can switch between the different versions of the songs whenever they want.

The final pack, Symphony of the Mask, brings additional story content as well as a sixth character and new music. This new story content will have players explore all-new maps with Skull Kid, a character who can change his powers depending on which mask he's wearing.

Cadence of Hyrule is available now on the Switch, and the character DLC will be aviilable later today. The Melody Pack and Symphony of the Mask will be ready sometime in the future. Players who want all three DLC can purchase a Season Pass later today, which comes with bonus costumes for Link and Zelda. A version of the game with all the DLC pre-packaged will also release October 23.

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