Cuphead on the Switch seems too good to be true, doesn't it? Well keep pinching yourself, because this isn't a dream! Wondering how this all came to be? Game Informer spoke to Nintendo's manager of publisher and developer relations Kirk Scott, Nintendo's product marketing specialist Vincent Chon, and Cuphead co-creator Jared Moldenhauer to find out.
We’re always trying to get the best content on the platform. So it’s organic, like "Hey, this would be a great idea." Then somebody at Microsoft says, "Hey we think this would be a great idea too." Then they talk to those guys and it just happens.
Jared Moldenhauer: Well, from my perspective, and I don’t know so now I’m just speculating, but the industry is changing a little bit more to be more supportive of indies. Why should we have so many walls up? Why not support all gamers and work between the Goliaths like Microsoft and Nintendo to find a balance so that indie gaming can have a better chance… instead of locking things out for the rest of time, that’s kind of a problematic approach that I don’t think would make it in the future.
Scott: Indies are the small guys, so it’s good to give them an opportunity to launch on whatever platforms they can.
Vincent Chon: Our strategy with indies is "I really just to let you guys do your thing." We don’t want to be a roadblock there, we just want to bring great games to fans.
Will the Switch version of Cuphead have content that wasn't in the original Xbox/PC releases? It seems like there might be some special nods tucked in there, according to Moldenhauer.
...there might be a few little extras for people to find out… (Asked about Easter eggs) Who knows?
UPDATE: PopAgenda, the company handling PR for Cuphead, reached out to us with the following statement.
I just want to confirm with you that there's is no exclusive content to the Switch version. All content in the Switch version will be patched into the Free Content Update on Xbox and PC the day the Switch version comes out, April 18th.
As for Moldenhauer's comments on Easter eggs, it seems his "who knows?" answer was just him playing coy, and not hinting at something more.