Posted on August 22 2019 by Brandon Schmitz
With Cadence of Hyrule’s release, we may be witnessing the dawn of a new era — one in which Nintendo is way more open about lending its most sacred properties to independent developers. Only time will tell, of course, but that won’t stop this man from dreaming about the possibilities that have just been created. Specifically, I’m dying to see more indie developers showcase their interpretations of the Hylian Hero’s adventures.
Now, there are a few small-budget games that I’d like to see a Zelda crossover of, but there’s one in particular that immediately stands out in my mind: I’m talking about 2008’s Castle Crashers. Developed by The Behemoth, this 2D beat-’em-up still stands as one of my all-time favorite indie titles. Its vibrant setting and mischievous sense of humor would blend pretty nicely with the Zelda IP. Couple that with the original game’s robust roster, and we could be looking at an opportunity for more Hyrule Warriors to shine — not just Link and Zelda.
However, given the game’s relative obscurity, I acknowledge that such a prospect is a massive long shot. Then again, several months ago, I’m sure the idea of a Zelda-Crypt of the NecroDancer crossover sounded impossible, too. Also, as I was writing this, I just read that — back in March — Castle Crashers was announced for the Switch and PS4. Doesn’t sound so crazy now, does it?!
Yeah, it still probably won’t happen.
What about you, though? What Zelda-indie game crossover would you like to see next? Let us know in the comments below!