While Cuphead coming to Switch was huge news, Nintendo managed to sneak in an even bigger surprise into yesterday's Switch Nindies Showcase. Nintendo is teaming with the gang behind Crypt of the Necrodancer to create Cadence of Hyrule, a mash-up of both titles. Seeing Nintendo allow an indie dev one of their most valued IPs was a real eye-opener, as it shows Nintendo's willingness to share their IP with proven developers of any type.
Does this collaboration pave the wave for future tie-ups with other indie devs? Could we see more crossovers like this one in the future? Here's what Kirk Scott, Nintendo’s manager of publisher and manager relations, had this to say.
“I hope so. I totally hope so. Yeah, this is great. I think this is validating for a lot of indies out there.”