The Chalice Child Comes to the Switch
Microsoft has been holding back a beautiful gem from the Nintendo crowd. Well, the time has come for the company to finally release their critically acclaimed run and gun platformer, Cuphead, onto the Nintendo Switch. The company announced today that Cuphead and his brother Mugman will indeed be gracing the portable screens of the system on April 18th. This announcement came as a surprise to all the fans of the game during the Spring Nindies showcase aired today.
For those who are not familiar with Cuphead, it is a fun side-scrolling platformer developed by Studio MDHR. Unlike most video games, Cuphead has a very distinctive cartoon aesthetic. The visuals are based on the “rubber-hose” animation of the 1930s and feature unforgettable characters and a vicious learning curve. It is considered to be one of the hardest games on the market. Believe it or not, it has achieved popularity because of such difficulty. This award-winning game will be more than welcome among the catalog of great indie titles on the Switch.
Something Else to Consider
Not long ago a rumor was started concerning Microsoft and Nintendo. The two companies have been getting quite “chummy” over the last few years through the exchange of IPs across their systems. In June of 2018, a video was released promoting cross-play between the two companies. The rumor in question came in February when it was suggested that Microsoft could bring GamePass and ProjectXCloud services over to the Switch in the near future. Though that rumor does not have a great deal of supporting evidence, it is clear that Microsoft is getting much closer to the Japanese powerhouse company.
Cuphead can easily be considered one of Microsoft’s “golden geese.” It is a game that has outperformed its expectations. No doubt it will continue to be a mainstay in the gaming community for many years to come. With Microsoft willingly giving Nintendo a port of this game, perhaps there truly is something to the expanding nature of their relationship.
What do you think about all of this? Are you looking forward to Cuphead coming to the Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments below.