Cuphead Will Have Xbox Live Support On Nintendo Switch

Cuphead Nintendo Switch Artwork

After the surprise reveal that we can soon strike a deal with the devil, Microsoft has confirmed that Cuphead will have Xbox Live support on Nintendo Switch.

That means that, as with Minecraft, you will have the chance to unlock Xbox Live achievements on the portable home console, although this work is at an “early stage” with Xbox Live features to come “in a post-launch update.”

“As with most new technologies, we love to work with partners to help us explore new innovations we’re bringing to developers. That brings us to Cuphead! Our friends at StudioMDHR already have experience with Xbox Live beyond the console – Cuphead is available on Windows 10 with Xbox Live as well. We’ve had some good conversations with them about Xbox Live and the gaming community, especially after we saw what Mojang had done with Minecraft and the Bedrock Edition,” Microsoft explains in an update.

“Growing out of these recent discussions, 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 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. We’d like to thank Studio MDHR and Nintendo for their help in this investigation!”

Cuphead will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on April 18th, priced at £16.99 ($19.99/€19.99).

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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