Cuphead on the Way to Switch

In today’s Nindies Direct presentation, it was confirmed that 2D platformer Cuphead will be heading to the Nintendo Switch. Part of the announcement was a thank you directed at Microsoft for making the port possible, as the game was originally a Microsoft exclusive.

A little bit of PR on the announcement:

Studio MDHR announced today via the Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 that Cuphead will land on the Nintendo eShop on April 18, 2019! What’s more, the game is available for pre-purchase starting today for: $19.99 USD, $25.99 CAD, £16.99, and 19,99€.

In addition to the game’s launch on Switch, a major, free content update will also make its way to all versions of Cuphead (Xbox One, PC, Mac) on the same day.

The new free content update will add both fun surprises and longtime requested features such as: 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. Read the full list below:

CHARACTER SELECTION! For the first time ever, select Mugman right from the start of your adventure in single player!
FULLY ANIMATED CINEMATICS! Now, all of the game’s cutscenes play out in fabulous locomotion!
FULLY LOCALIZED TEXT IN TEN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGES! In addition to English, we’re thrilled to be able to offer Cuphead in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese. We know how long folks have been waiting for this, so we took special care in the quality of each translation, and curated fonts that felt just right for each audience. In fact, we even partnered with expert calligraphers to bring the Boss & Level title lettering to life in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese – drawing inspiration from the early cartoon works of each country!
+ OODLES OF BRAND NEW ANIMATION AND ART! Cuphead and Mugman have multiple fight intros! Legendary Chalice now grants Super Arts with a blast of magical energy! Mummies explode in a shower of confetti! Dozens of other dazzling additions and adjustments throughout the game!
Bug fixes and tweaks!
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 And more!

 

And hey, guess what? You’ll also be able to unlock Xbox achievements in the Switch version. Does this mean we’ll be seeing other Microsoft exclusives heading to Nintendo platforms in the future? The success of this partnership may either pave the road or close the gates. Either way, Cuphead on Nintendo Switch is currently available for pre-order with the launch coming on April 19th.

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