For one full week, only Nintendo Switch Online members will have access to a Legend of Zelda spin-off. Nintendo Switch Online subscribers can access Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer starting next week as part of the trial service.
When it launched in 2018, Nintendo Switch Online only had a fraction of the features it does now. It would appear that Nintendo is devoting more resources to its online service in an effort to maintain and grow its user base.
The ability to download and play demos of games is one of the features of Nintendo Switch Online. Subscribed users can enjoy the full experience of a game for a set period of time. Those who have already purchased the online service’s foundational version don’t need to buy the Expansion Pack to use this feature.
With the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, many players will be pleased to learn that a Zelda-related game will be playable for free for a whole week as part of a game trial.
On June 13th, 2019, Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer was made available to the public. The unexpected collaboration between a well-known AAA developer and a smaller studio yielded greater results than anyone had hoped for. Between 5/1/10 and 5/7/10, all Nintendo Switch Online members can play the game in its entirety.
#NintendoSwitchOnline members! From 5/1 at 10:00am PT to 5/7 at 11:59pm PT, you can download and try the full Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda game at no additional cost.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 27, 2023
Cadence of Hyrule is a shorter game that can be completed within this time limit. HowLongToBeat estimates that the main plot will take six to eight hours to complete, with each DLC pack adding an additional four to five hours.
If you enjoy Cadence of Hyrule but aren’t able to finish it before the deadline, don’t worry—the full game and all of its downloadable content are currently 40% off in the Nintendo eShop.
Players in Cadence of Hyrule will explore the land of Hyrule while battling famous Zelda foes and dungeons to the rhythm of the music. Despite being a spin-off, many elements can be found in other Zelda games.
Those who don’t like the soundtrack have the option to disable it entirely. With the release of Breath of the Wild 2 on the horizon, this mini-game is an ideal practice for the enormous open environment that Tears of the Kingdom will undoubtedly offer. The Switch version of Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer is out now.