Cuphead Announced for Nintendo Switch with Xbox Live Support, New Patch for All

By Kevin Tavore, 29 days ago
Do you own a Nintendo Switch? Do you like Cuphead? Are you at least vaguely interested in Cuphead? If the answer to any of those three is yes, then good news has arrived. Everyone's favorite, classic animation-inspired run and gun has some big news: it's coming to Nintendo Switch. That's right, very soon you'll be able to jump, dazzle, shoot and die all over again, this time on the go so that you can rage at the game in public. That'll be embarrassing, but it's worth it.


And look, I get it. Playing Nintendo Switch is cool but it's just not as fun without achievements. Don't worry, Major Nelson thinks so too. He's confirmed the Switch version of the game will have Xbox Live support.


Well that solves that problem, probably. If you're looking to get a Switch now to help scratch that achievement itch, you might also be interested to hear that there's another title to tide you over til Cuphead releases: Minecraft (Nintendo Switch). So that's two, which is perhaps the start of a trend. Who knows, we might even see some more in the near future! It is important to note that these Xbox Live features will not be available at launch, but instead added in at a later date "in the coming months."

As if that wasn't enough, those who like to play on Xbox, PC and Mac have not been left out in the cold. StudioMDHR has provided a list of features for an upcoming patch that will be available to everyone on April 18th:
  • 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!
Cuphead will launch for Nintendo Switch on April 18th. It's available for pre-order now.

We've got the full list of Cuphead achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.

This game was featured in our Best Xbox One Platformer Games Available in 2019 article. Why not check it out to see what else made the cut?
Credit for this story goes to Nomstuff
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Kevin is a lover of all types of media, especially any type of long form story. The American equivalent of Aristotle, he'll write about anything and everything and you'll usually see him as the purveyor of news, reviews and the occasional op-ed. He's happy with any game that's not point and click or puzzling, but would always rather be outdoors in nature.