The excellent rhythm-action game Cadence of Hyrule is a year old, but its sweet song is far from over. In a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase presentation, we learned three new DLC packs are headed to the Legend of Zelda/Crypt of the NecroDancer crossover.
The first pack, available today, adds five new characters to the game. Impa, Princess Zelda's guardian, attacks from a distance with a naginata. Shadow Link takes to the field with burning red eyes (and a deadly red sword), accompanied by Shadow Zelda and her magic. Frederick, the bellowing merchant, has left his places of business to hit the field himself. Finally, an original character from NecroDancer named Aria dies if she takes a hit, which ups the game's challenge considerably. You can grab the character pack right now for $5.99.
The remaining two packs should arrive in the fall. Pack 2 is the "melody pack," which adds 39 new songs to the game, as well as remixes of old songs. You can change the background music whenever you like.
Pack 3 is the biggie. It features brand-new story content through "Symphony of the Mask," a story that puts you in the weird straw clown-shoes of Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Symphony of the Mask features new maps, a new story, and new songs. Hopefully, we'll hear some epic remixes of the iconic songs from Majora's Mask. Really hoping for some kind of uplifting remix of the song that plays at the end of the world.
I really enjoyed Cadence of Hyrule when it first launched, so I'm looking very forward to the new content. Look for DLC Pack 2 and Pack 3 in October. You can buy all three packs at once with the $14.99 season's pass.