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Without Microsoft’s blessing, Cuphead probably wouldn’t be coming to Switch. And believe it or not, we have the company to thank for it happening in the first place. Easy Allies’ Daniel Bloodworth spoke with one of the developers of Cuphead at GDC yesterday, and was told that Microsoft actually approached them first and asked if they’d like to make a Switch version.

Microsoft seems to just be getting started with what it’s doing on Switch. First off, Cuphead will be updated on Switch later down the road to support Xbox Live features. It’s also been made known that more games like Cuphead are coming to Nintendo’s console with the service enabled.


A new video from GameXplain compares the load times for Cuphead on Switch and the original Xbox One release. Take a look at it below.

Yesterday’s Nindies Showcase started out with the major announcement of Cuphead for Switch. A year ago, not many could have seen this happening. Cuphead started out as an Xbox One and PC exclusive, but will now be appearing on Nintendo’s console next month.

Game Informer recently spoke with Nintendo’s manager of publisher and developer relations Kirk Scott, Nintendo’s product marketing specialist Vincent Chon, and Cuphead co-creator Jared Moldenhauer about the game appearing on Switch. Here’s what they had to say when asked how it happened:

At GDC 2019, Game Informer caught up with a few different indie developers alongside Nintendo’s manager of publisher and developer relations Kirk Scott. As part of this, the site says that Cuphead co-creator Jared Moldenhauer joked around with Scott about how much he wants to see Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Moldenhauer said:

GameXplain put together a video comparing the newly-announced Switch version of Cuphead up against the Xbox One release. Check it out below.

IGN has posted a video showing off the first actual gameplay of Cuphead on Switch. Get a look at the footage below.

Studio MDHR has shared a few additional details about the Switch version of Cuphead. We have information about the game’s frame rate, resolution, and more.

Here’s the full roundup:

Cuphead was announced for Switch during today’s Nindies Showcase, and it’s launching pretty soon. Studio MDHR intends to have it ready on April 18 – at least digitally.

Thankfully, a physical version has now been confirmed as well. The retail copy will drop sometime after the DLC launches so that the cartridge will have everything included. No word yet on a possible release timeframe.

Another reason you may want to hold out is due to the package itself. Aside from the game, it sounds like some goodies could potentially be included.


Studio MDHR published an official announcement for today’s reveal of Cuphead for Switch. Included in the press release, we learn that a content update will be embedded in at launch which features “playable Mugman in single-player, new fully animated cutscenes, never-before-seen art and fight intros, ten additional languages, a plethora of bug fixes, and plenty of secrets for players to discover.”

Here’s the full announcement:

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