Cuphead Crashes onto the Switch in April
During today’s Nindies showcase, Nintendo announced that everyone’s favorite rubber-hose animation game is coming to the Switch later next month.
The frustration-sensation is coming to Nintendo’s hybrid console alongside an update on PC and Xbox One. The new update will include Mugman as a playable character in the single-player campaign, new animated cutscenes, new fight intros, “and more.”
Studio MDHR co-director Chad Moldenhauer had this to say about the announcement:
“It’s no secret that Cuphead is a direct descendent of retro action games like Contra on the Nintendo Entertainment System, so it’s surreal to finally have one of our own games on a Nintendo system. We’re beyond thrilled to be able to bring Cuphead to a brand new audience on Nintendo Switch. Playing the game on a console with such a big focus on local co-op really reminds Jared and I of our days gaming together as kids.”
Also, it looks like some sort of Xbox Live functionality will be included in the Switch version, with this paragraph closing out a blog post on Xbox Wire today:
“Growing out of these recent discussions, we are partnering with StudioMDHR to investigate bringing Xbox Live features beyond Xbox and PC to Nintendo Switch. Yes, this means that fans will now have the opportunity to experience StudioMDHR’s award-winning debut game on Nintendo Switch with Xbox Live! We’ll be working with StudioMDHR to implement Xbox Live features into Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch in the coming months. Given the early stage of our work with StudioMDHR, the Xbox Live features will appear in a post-launch update to Cuphead on Nintendo Switch. We’d like to thank Studio MDHR and Nintendo for their help in this investigation!”
Cuphead is currently available for PC and Xbox One, and will hit the Nintendo Switch on April 18th for $19.99 USD – you can check out our review for the original release right here, and the word on an upcoming art book slated for this fall.