The adorable and deadly world of “Cuphead” is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Studio MDHR announced today that “Cuphead” will become available on the Nintendo eShop on April 18, 2019. Fans can already pre-purchase the game starting today for $19.
In celebration of the launch of the game on a new platform, the devs are releasing a free content update to all versions of “Cuphead” (Xbox One, PC, Mac) on the same day.
The new content update will be free of charge and will add surprises and longtime requested features. These include playable Mugman in single-player, new fully animated cutscenes, never-before-seen art and fight intros, ten additional languages, of bug fixes, and plenty of secrets for players to discover.
“It’s no secret that Cuphead is a direct descendent of retro action games like Contra on the NES, so it’s surreal to finally have one of our own games on a Nintendo system,” said Studio MDHR Co-Director Chad Moldenhauer. “We’re beyond thrilled to be able to bring Cuphead to a brand new audience on Nintendo Switch. Playing the game on a console with such a big focus on local co-op really reminds Jared and I of our days gaming together as kids.”
If you are in the market for a Nintendo Switch, you can pick out your bundle right here on Amazon.
Cuphead launched back in 2017 on Xbox and PC. In August 2018 the game had already reached triple-platinum status, selling over 3M copies across Xbox, PC, and Mac. “Cuphead” also won the 2017 Annie Award for Special Achievement in Animation, and Best Art Direction, Best Independent Game and Best Debut Game at The Game Awards 2017.
If you’re new to the game, the title is a platform with wonderfully difficult boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are created with the same techniques of the era: traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. In the game, you play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil.
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