It was announced today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco that Nintendo would be helping to make a Cuphead Nintendo Switch port, allowing the brutally hard platform shooter to make it to another platform besides the Xbox and PC since it came out back in 2017 on those consoles.
Cuphead tells the story of Cuphead and Mugman, two brothers who lose their souls to the Devil and must collect the souls of a variety of challenging bosses in order to keep their own. This is all told in a somewhat disturbingly upbeat 1930s-style Fleischer cartoon that nevertheless provides a great deal of rage-inducing challenge.
Cuphead was first announced way back in 2013, and took a long time to make, enough that the developers had to remortgage their houses in order to finish the game. Thankfully all of their hard work has paid off, as when it released in 2017 the game proved outrageously popular, selling millions of copies on both of its consoles. And that’s not even including the updates that have since been released.
A Cuphead Nintendo Switch port gives the guys at Studio MDHR a shot at reaching an even wider audience, especially given the huge popularity of the Nintendo Switch. With the game having built-in co-op gameplay, and the Switch being able to be played cooperatively with the JoyCons, the match seems like it’s made in heaven.
Of course, a Cuphead port for the Nintendo Switch also will lead to plenty of raging moments. The game is horrendously difficult despite how charming and fun it is, so hopefully the port coming around doesn’t mean that it will necessarily lead to the destruction of dozens or hundreds of Nintendo Switches.
If you’ve beaten Cuphead on your PC or Xbox One and want to play it again on the Nintendo Switch, the Cuphead Nintendo Switch port will be available on April 18, so we don’t have much longer to wait.