Free Cadence of Hyrule DLC comes via new update

Nintendo has surprised fans of the prodigiously titled dungeon-crawler/rhythm game Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda with a new piece of free DLC. Called Octavo’s Ode, the Cadence of Hyrule DLC is available now as a free update for Cadence of Hyrule owners.

Nintendo of Europe announced the Cadence of Hyrule expansion this morning on Twitter. Octavo’s Ode is a new storyline that, as its name implies, gives more information on antagonist Octavo’s background. Players will be able to play as Octavo, using his Golden Lute to attack enemies and discovering why he plotted to take over Hyrule.

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In addition to the Octavo storyline, today’s update also adds Dungeon Mode, which puts the player into difficult combat encounters with the game’s toughest enemies. In order to access both Octavo’s Ode and Dungeon Mode, players will be required to complete Cadence of Hyrule’s main story.