Cadence of Hyrule has been available for awhile, but for those who haven't jumped on the game yet, there's a new option available. Nintendo has released a free demo for the game, which should give you a good taste of just how the game's unique mechanics work. Hop on the Switch eShop and give it a shot!
A pair of demos has launched on the Switch eShop in Japan this week. The big one is Cadence of Hyrule, which should certainly attract a lot of attention. Alongside that, a demo for X-Morph: Defense has been released.
For those who don't know, Cadence of Hyrule, just like Crypt of the Necrodancer, has an amazing shopkeeper who sings along with the background music. As you get closer to his shop, you can hear him belting out a tune, and he goes full-blast once you're actually in his shop. The first time you hear the pseudo-realistic voice, it'll make you crack up. Every time after that, it pretty much only gets better!
As we said, the voice isn't actually a real person, but some sort of strange note-twisting handled by a computer. What would happen if someone actually tried to sing like the shopkeep? Well look no further than Nicolas Daoust, as he's decided to take on the challenge.
The first time I heard Nicolas' singing, I cried from laughing. Just attempting to mimic the shopkeeper's unique voice is funny in and of itself, but the intensity Nicolas puts into trying to recreate the sound just makes it so much better. I can't wait to hear him attempt all the other tunes in the game!
Grant Kirkhope has been the composer for numerous high-profile titles on Nintendo platforms, and has even worked with the Mario franchise through Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Still, there's one franchise that has escaped him that he'd love to have the chance to work on.
In an interview with Miketendo64, Mr. Kirkhope is asked if he'd like to create music for Cadence of Hyrule, if given the chance. Kirkhope has named The Legend of Zelda series as one of his favorites in the past, and has offered up countless compliments for the series' music. While no plans for Cadence of Hyrule DLC has been announced or even teased, Kirkhope says he would be honored to do so if given the chance.