Cuphead Announced For Nintendo Switch, Still No PS4 Version (VIDEO)
Studio MDHR’s popular platformer Cuphead has previously been relegated to PC and Xbox One, the game’s stunning throwback visuals and infamously steep learning curve always considered exclusive to these few platforms. However, it seems this stance has since slightly shifted, as Cuphead has now been confirmed for a release on Nintendo Switch.
Announced in the trailer above, Cuphead was confirmed for Big N’s hybrid console, touting the relatively soon release date of April 18th. Alongside its punishingly fun solo/co-op gameplay, Studio MDHR confirmed (via an official statement) the Nintendo port’s compatibility with Xbox Live. Unfortunately, the developer stopped short of what that may precisely mean, but teased further elaboration would happen later on this year.
We’ll be working closely with the lovely team at Microsoft to investigate bringing Xbox Live features to the Nintendo Switch version of Cuphead. It’s still early days, so we can’t promise any dates or details on this, but we’ll be tinkering away to see what’s possible in the coming months!”
Those who already have the game aren’t left out, as the team also detailed a huge free content update that will become available on the same day. Players will be able to play as player-two character Mugman in single-player mode, fresh animations have been added to spice up the game, and new localization will be implemented to support a myriad of new languages. Full details are 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!
- And more!
The reveal that Cuphead is coming to Switch is a pretty surprising development, especially as it was notably stated in 2017 that rival platforms would not be pursued. As the game currently supports Xbox One and PC (as well as Mac via Steam), the addition of Nintendo only emphasizes the continued lack of support for the PlayStation 4. However, this may be up to Nintendo’s willingness to collaborate with Xbox Live rather than being a deliberate exclusion of Sony.
Cuphead is out now for Mac, PC, and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch Port arrives on April 18th.
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