"Cuphead" Gets A Nintendo Switch Port, Complete With Xbox Live Support

Yolanda Curtis
March 22, 2019

We'll have a follow-up news story on this should Studio MDHR and Microsoft bring said features to the Switch version of Cuphead. Speaking to Game Informer following the announcement of Cuphead coming to Switch, Moldenhauer talked about how it has been his hope to see the characters added to the iconic fighting series for some time.

Nintendo announced during its Nindies Showcase for GDC 2019 that former Xbox One-console exclusive Cuphead is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

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StudioMDHR's beloved Cuphead is headed to Nintendo Switch, and sometime after launch, it will be receiving an update that makes it compatible with Xbox Live.

"Cuphead" will be one of the first games from Nintendo to included on Xbox Live support. Preorders will be available on the Nintendo Switch eShop beginning today. This "Netflix of games" would allow users to stream Xbox games to phones, not unlike the recently revealed Stadia.

This comes shortly after Microsoft added Xbox Live support to mobile devices. The real fun will come if (when?) the company reveals plans to bring its Game Pass subscription service to the Switch, iOS, and Android. For more on the partnership, check out Microsoft's update.

Cuphead will be available for the Switch on April 18, and is now available for pre-purchase.

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