Crypt of the NecroDancer coming to Nintendo Switch


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What a day it’s been to be a Switch owner. So many great games and ports have been announced in the last 24 hours, and the beat goes on with the news that rhythm-action dungeon crawler Crypt of the NecroDancer is headed for Nintendo’s hip device.

The popular indie-title, created by Brace Yourself Games, has the player control a treasure hunter who falls into the catacombs of an evil being, the titular NecroDancer. After having her heart literally stolen by the fiend, young Cadence must explore the catacombs and dungeons, fighting off waves of monsters and traps.

Where NecroDancer differs from other dungeon crawlers is that all movement and attacks must be done to the rhythm of the game’s soundtrack, composed by Danny Baranowsky, with treasure and other rewards unearthed by Cadence’s constant, rhythmic progression through the dungeon and its hordes. It’s a game that requires patience, good-timing and some forward-thinking, but can become an addictive, even ethereal experience as the player’s brain becomes one with the game’s pulsing beats.

The Switch edition will feature an exclusive new character and a co-op mode. Already available on multiple formats, including iOS and PS Vita, Crypt of the NecroDancer is well suited to the small screen. Nintendo have yet to give a release date for the Switch edition of the game, but tweeted that it would be coming “soon.”

Crypt of the NecroDancer coming to Switch [Nintendo twitter]