21st Mar2019

‘Cuphead’ coming to the Nintendo Switch

by Phil Wheat

Studio MDHR have announced that Cuphead will land on the Nintendo eShop on April 18th 2019. In addition to the game’s launch on Switch, a major, free content update will also make its way to all versions of Cuphead (Xbox One, PC, Mac) on the same day. The new free content update will add both fun surprises and longtime requested features such as: playable Mugman in single-player, new fully animated cutscenes, never-before-seen art and fight intros, ten additional languages, a plethora of bug fixes, and plenty of secrets for players to discover.

Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era: traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. 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!

Says Studio MDHR Co-Director Chad Moldenhauer:

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.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.

Cuphead launched in September of 2017 on Xbox and PC, to critical acclaim and commercial success. As of August 2018, the game has gone triple-platinum, selling over 3 million copies across Xbox, PC, and Mac. In addition, Cuphead has been recognized with a wide range of awards including 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.

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