Cuphead is Heading to Nintendo Switch, Along with Incoming Update and Xbox Live Support Plans
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Challenge yourself at home or on the go with Cuphead this April 18.
Announced during the Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase for GDC 2019, another well-known game due to its challenging levels is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and this time it’s Cuphead.
During the event, Nintendo took the time to thank Studio MDHR and their “friends at Microsoft” for making the port of the game on the Switch a reality. Cuphead was also released on the PC in 2017.
The Xbox One-console exclusive will become available for purchase this April 18 for the Nintendo Switch, but gamers who already want to ensure their copy of the game can pre-purchase it now on the Nintendo eShop.
“So we’re thrilled to announce that on April 18th our pugilistic platformer Cuphead is indeed coming to Nintendo Switch™! Pickup and play solo on the go, grab a friend and play co-op with two Joy-Cons™, or dock your Switch and experience all the thrills from the comfort of your living room. The choice is yours! You can pre-purchase starting today on the Nintendo eShop,” Studio MDHR said on a website post.
Studio MDHR also revealed in the post is their “biggest (c)update ever” for the game, which will also become available on April 18, but for free. The free content update is said to be “packed to the gills with a bevy of brand new features” and is coming to all versions, namely, Switch, Xbox One, Steam, Mac and PC.
Cuphead is a run-and-gun side-scroller platform game “inspired by cartoons of the 1930s” and was made by “traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings,” According to Nintendo’s eShop website. “Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil.”
On the other hand, Cuphead is not the only one coming to the Switch — Xbox Live support, too, which will be in the coming months.
“We’ll be working with Studio MDHR to implement Xbox Live features into Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch in the coming months,” Microsoft said in a post on the Xbox Wire, with the news only announced almost a week after Xbox Live support came to both Android and iOS.