Nintendo and Microsoft Announce Cuphead for the Nintendo Switch; Set to Release April 18


Microsoft and Nintendo have announced that one of Xbox’s major exclusives, Cuphead, will be heading to the Nintendo Switch next month

Microsoft has been teasing that Xbox Live would be making its way to other platforms such as the Nintendo Switch and it seems Cuphead will be one of the first to make the transition. The critically acclaimed platformer, boss battle-based game, Cuphead is set to release for the Nintendo Switch on April 18; pre-purchases now available through the eShop.

Check out what Microsoft had to say about bringing Xbox Live to other platforms such as the Nintendo Switch:

As with most new technologies, we love to work with partners to help us explore new innovations we’re bringing to developers. That brings us to Cuphead! Our friends at StudioMDHR already have experience with Xbox Live beyond the console – Cuphead is available on Windows 10 with Xbox Live as well. We’ve had some good conversations with them about Xbox Live and the gaming community, especially after we saw what Mojang had done with Minecraft and the Bedrock Edition.

Growing out of these recent discussions, we are partnering with StudioMDHR to investigate bringing Xbox Live features beyond Xbox and PC to Nintendo Switch. Yes, this means that fans will now have the opportunity to experience StudioMDHR’s award-winning debut game on Nintendo Switch with Xbox Live!

We’ll be working with StudioMDHR to implement Xbox Live features into Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch in the coming months. Given the early stage of our work with StudioMDHR, the Xbox Live features will appear in a post-launch update to Cuphead on Nintendo Switch. We’d like to thank Studio MDHR and Nintendo for their help in this investigation!

It’s pretty weird to see such a major Xbox exclusive like Cuphead head to the Switch, but nonetheless, it’s awesome. During the Nindies Showcase earlier today held by Nintendo, they released a new announcement trailer for the highly anticipated game. Check it out down below:

Cuphead is heading to the Nintendo Switch on April 18. Are you excited about the upcoming title? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Xbox Wire, YouTube