Update: Looks like Cuphead on Switch will also include Xbox Live features. It isn’t stated as to what we can expect, however, the fact that the feature set is coming. Well, that’s really exciting.

This morning, we announced that 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, “Cuphead” 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.

Original story:

While Cuphead is a Microsoft published title, there were rumors that the title would make its way to the Switch.


Well, it’s not a rumor anymore as Cuphead has been confirmed to be heading to the Switch. It was announced on today’s Nintendo Spring Nindie Showcase and is available for pre-order right now. With a release date of April 18, 2019, and priced at $19.99

The Switch version is being worked on by Studio MHDR, no outside teams are working on this. The handheld mode will support 720p/60fps,.Xbox Live integration is coming but will be available at a later date. There’s also DLC coming, which will be released alongside the Xbox One and PC versions. 

The title is also going to be playable at PAX East 2019, so if you’re heading out there. Be sure to stop by the Nintendo booth to check it out.


Exciting news, indeed and I’m happy to see whatever partnership that Nintendo and Microsoft have together made this all possible. Now, you have to wonder if that means that we’ll see yet another original Microsft exclusive title make it to the Switch. That game being Ori and the Blind Forest.

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