Microsoft Confirms More Switch Games Will Get Xbox Live Support

Xbox Live comes to Nintendo Switch starting with Cuphead

In addition to the game's launch on Switch, a major, free content update will also make its way to all versions of Cuphead (Xbox One, PC, Mac) on the same day.

It seems like online multiplayer may be powered by Xbox Live on Nintendo Switch when it comes to Cuphead. Despite the massive mound of salt produced by that last statement, this week's Nindies Showcase blew the rumor mill clean off its foundation with the news Cuphead would be running 'n gunning on the Nintendo Switch as soon as next month.

Details on Cuphead's Switch port are obviously still light since it was just announced, but Studio MDHR did say today that you'll be able to play as both Cuphead and Mugman either in single-player or through local co-op. There are also a few games either releasing today or becoming available for pre-order on the Eshop today, and an indie game sale is now underway.

The game will be published on the Switch, but it will still have a connection to Xbox, according to VentureBeat.

Originally released in 2017, Cuphead earned an 8.8 from IGN.

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

In the end, it sounds like Cuphead on Switch will be a mostly by-the-books port. In fact, its unique retro cartoon art style is arguably worth the price of admission alone. There is no word yet on whether the game will be ported to other devices after its initial release like Crypt of the NecroDancer was, but one can only hope that we can see it on a mobile platform in the future. Sound off in the comment section below, or hit me up over on Twitter @anarkE7!

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