Rift Of The Necrodancer Spin Off Game Rhythm Reveal Steam

Well, that didn’t take long at all. Mere weeks after developer Brace Yourself Games teased a new project in the Necrodancer universe, the studio has pulled off the veil. Rift of the Necrodancer is a spin-off game, starring Cadence and her friends as they battle it out in a series of rhythm-based mini-games.

It’s a blend of Guitar Hero, Rhythm Heaven, and a load of other goofy mini-game collections. My mind drifted to WarioWare, as the accompanying trailer showcases Cadence completely beefing a yoga pose. It looks goofy and fun, so fans of the aforementioned games should take note.


There are two main modes in Rift of the Necrodancer. Rift Mode is a “rhythmic battle against streams of monsters pouring out of the Rift.” This is your Guitar Hero-like mode, where you time your button presses to defeat enemies as they slowly move to the beat. There’s also a Boss Battle mode, which appears to take more than a little influence from Punch-Out!

Beats for the beat-down

However, Rift of the Necrodancer seems to get truly silly and hilarious with its Mini-Game Mode. We only got a taste of this in the trailer with said yoga mini-game. Brace Yourself mentions there will be multiple mini-games to play, all of which require you to keep up with the rhythm.

It’s still a Necrodancer game, and that means there will be supportive features alongside an incredible soundtrack. Danny Baranowski returns with some allies to compose the music. The game will also include a leaderboard and mod support.

Rift Of The Necrodancer Spin Off Game Rhythm Reveal Steam 2

If you’re hungry for more Necrodancer, a massive content update is on the way.  Crypt of the NecroDancer: Synchrony is out in Early Access now with online co-op, more characters, weapons, and music.

We don’t yet know for sure when Rift of the Necrodancer will arrive. Twitter user Wario64 did spot a June 20, 2023 release date on its Steam page, but that got quickly changed to TBD.

Cameron Woolsey
Cam has been shooting for high scores since his days playing on the Atari 2600. Proud member of the Blue Team during the first console war, and has more Sonic paraphernalia than he cares to admit.

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