Microsoft’s love affair with Nintendo continues to blossom, with news that Cuphead launches on Switch 18th April. The UK price has been revealed as £16.99, and it’s available to pre-order now.

“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,” they continued.

What’s more, all versions are due to receive a free update the same day. It’s the biggest update yet, adding many fan-quested features. To quote: “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.”

Word also has it that by tinkering under the game’s hood in order to get it running on Switch (60fps/720p confirmed), it now loads twice as fast on Xbox One X. We don’t recall the loading times being bothersome, but that’s a nice surprise nevertheless.