Cuphead, a title much appreciated for its difficulty, is now heading over to the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo confirmed at the Game Developers Conference today that the game is coming to its console. The Switch port includes the same hand-drawn cell animation and soundtrack that was loved by console owners in the original release.
Nintendo has also confirmed that Cuphead will have support for Xbox Live at launch. The company has teamed up with StudioMDHR to bring Xbox Live features beyond Xbox and PC to the Nintendo Switch. The studio already has experience with Xbox Live beyond the console as Cuphead is available on Windows 10 as well with Xbox Live.
“Yes, this means that fans will now have the opportunity to experience StudioMDHR’s award-winning debut game on Nintendo Switch with Xbox Live!,” the company wrote on Xbox Wire, adding that it will be working with StudioMDHR to implement Xbox Live features into Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch over the next few months.
It does mention that given the early stage of the work with the studio, Xbox Live features will arrive in a post-launch update for Cuphead on the Switch. Nintendo Switch owners will be able to get their hands on Cuphead starting April 18th. They can pre-order it through Nintendo starting today.