Microsoftâ€™s love affair with Nintendo continues to blossom, with news that Cuphead launches on Switch 18th April. The UK price has been revealed as Â£16.99, and itâ€™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.
â€œWeâ€™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.
Whatâ€™s more, all versions are due to receive a free update the same day. Itâ€™s the biggest update yet, adding many fan-quested features. To quote: â€œplayable 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.â€
Word also has it that by tinkering under the gameâ€™s hood in order to get it running on Switch (60fps/720p confirmed), it now loads twice as fast on Xbox One X. We donâ€™t recall the loading times being bothersome, but thatâ€™s a nice surprise nevertheless.