For the past month or so we’ve been hearing rumors that Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo finally confirmed this during the recent Nindies Showcase. This beautiful, hand-drawn, run-and-gun platformer hits Nintendo’s hybrid platform next month, and it’s even getting Xbox Live support in a post-launch patch.
With Cuphead and Mugman coming to a Nintendo platform, could this open the door to a Super Smash Bros. appearance? Jared Moldenhauer certainly hopes so! Speaking with Game Informer and Kirk Scott, Nintendo’s manager of publisher and developer relations, Cuphead’s creator was ecstatic about the possibility.
“I’ve dreamed of Smash Bros. [Cuphead and Mugman] belong in there. So basically if fans want it, I couldn’t see how Nintendo wouldn’t want the fans to get what they wanted. I think they would because they support their fans a lot . . . So if Nintendo was keeping their fans happy, then I’d be more than pleased to make that the easiest transition. Just a piece of paper, we don’t need anything. You can have those characters make an appearance.”
— Jared Moldenhauer
Obviously, it’s not really as simple as just signing a piece of paper, but it’s an exciting possibility for the future. Nintendo has already decided Smash‘s DLC fighters, but they could potentially do a second wave of DLC down the road. There’s also the possibility of Cuphead and Mugman getting in as assist trophies rather than playable fighters, and personally, I’d love to see a Cuphead-themed level.
Source: Game Informer