Games of the “Roguelike” genre have been very similar in the gameplay department, at least until “Crypt of the NecroDancer” made its way to computers and mixed the difficulty of a Roguelike title with the gameplay of a rhythm game. The innovative dungeon dancer is now coming to Sony’s PlayStation platforms, specifically the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita, though it hasn’t been said if it will be a retail game or a PlayStation Network exclusive.
Title developer Brace Yourself Games made the announcement on the official PlayStation Blog where it was revealed that “NecroDancer” would be a PlayStation exclusive, at least for the moment. There don’t seem to be any plans for the game to hit Microsoft’s Xbox One or Nintendo’s Wii U, though it could happen later.
As mentioned earlier, gameplay involves going through randomly generated floors while also matching the rhythm of the music, which could have been a simple game gimmick, but Brace Yourself has made it part of the game’s plot. Game hero Candence must battle her way through the dungeon of the NecroDancer and take on various monsters to save her father. However, the dungeon has been cursed and everyone in it must move to the beat of the music.
Fans praised the game’s music, composed by Danny Baranowsky, when it was first released through Steam Early Access in July 2014. Polygon reported Barronowsky’s music will remain intact for the PS4 and PS Vita versions and also will include a chiptune remix of the songs by Jake Kaufman, the composer of “Shovel Knight.”
While the game is exclusively coming to PlayStation platforms, there haven’t been any unique features announced aside from the aforementioned chiptune remix of the songs. The original version that came out on PC allowed fans to play the game in a dance pad, which hasn’t been confirmed for the PS4 version of the game.
“Crypt of the NecroDancer” will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on an undisclosed date though Brace Yourself has promised it will come out “soon.” It is currently available for the Mac, Linux and Windows PC via Steam.