Cuphead Coming to Nintendo Switch

The 30s-inspired action-platformer is coming to Nintendo's hybrid console.

by Dylan Siegler
Cuphead Nintendo Switch

One of the biggest indie games from 2017 was Cuphead, a platforming run ‘n gun game known for its brutal difficulty and distinct art style based off of 1930s cartoons. Up until now, the game has been an Xbox One console exclusive, but now it’s set to come to Nintendo’s hybrid console.

It was announced today (March 20) during Nintendo’s Nindies Showcase that Cuphead will be coming to the Switch on April 18. You can pre-purchase the game starting today from the Switch’s eShop. Interestingly, during the segment of the Nindies Showcase that revealed the Switch port of the game, Nintendo thanked their “friends at Microsoft” for making the port possible. Perhaps this means that more previously Xbox-exclusive games that aren’t actually owned by Microsoft could make their way to the Switch in the future?

It was also revealed during Xbox’s E3 presentation last year that Cuphead is set to receive new DLC called “The Delicious Last Course” sometime this year. During the Nindies Showcase, it was not stated whether this DLC will be coming to the Switch version of the game or not, nor was the DLC discussed at all. Surely, more information about the DLC will be revealed at a later date, but unless we hear otherwise, it’s probably safe to assume that the DLC will be available for the Switch version as well.

- This article was updated on March 20th, 2019

About The Author

Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).