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