‘Cuphead’ Is Among A Truckload Of Indies Announced For Nintendo Switch Today

Nintendo unveiled its 2019 Spring Showcase earlier today, announcing an enormous amount of indie titles heading to the Switch. Among them, is the insanely hard, hand-drawn classic, Cuphead.

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Thanks to some help from Microsoft, Cuphead will launch on the Nintendo console on April 18 but is available for pre-purchase right now. It’s known for being notoriously difficult, but also very beautiful, given it was entirely hand-drawn in 1930s cartoon fashion. On top of all that, its vibrant jazz soundtrack kicks so much ass you’ll be humming it for weeks.

Along with Cuphead, the company covered a whopping 17 more indies hitting the Switch over the course of this year. Let’s have a look at some of the highlights.

My Friend Pedro

A Max Payne-esque adventure through a hail of gunfire featuring a banana named Pedro. With a hook like that, how could you not be intrigued?

Backflips, slow motion, and bananas. Fuck yeah. It’ll be a console exclusive on the Switch when it drops this June. See the trailer below.

The Red Lantern

A story-driven adventure in which you control a dog sled through the Alaskan wilderness. I probably had you at “dog sled,” right?

You’ll need to hunt to survive, navigate tough terrain, tend to your dogs, and more. It reminds me a lot of the narrative-heavy indie, Firewatch, but colder. Trailer below.

Nuclear Throne

Out today, Nuclear Throne is an action Rogue-like which will have you fighting in a frantic, pixelated, post-apocalyptic wasteland.

It’s fast-paced, intense, and full of mutants. Suss the trailer below.

Stranger Things 3 The Game

Available from July 4, the name really says it all here, folks. You’ll play as a whole bunch of characters from the series in a retro game perfectly crafted for its setting.

You’ll solve puzzles, beat up jerks, and uncover mysteries as you play either solo or with a mate.

Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the Necrodancer

Yep, it’s another Zelda game. Well, kinda, I think. I mean, both Princess Zelda and Link are involved, but I’m not entirely sure what the deal is here.

Either way, looks mad. Have a look below.

Hell yeah, there’s a lot going on, folks. You can check out the rest of the announced games below, along with the full 25-minute Spring Showcase video if you’re keen to have a watch.

  • Overland
  • Neo Cab
  • Darkwood 
  • Katana ZERO 
  • RAD
  • Creature in the Well 
  • Bloodroots 
  • Pine 
  • Super Crate Box 
  • Ultra Bugs 
  • Swimsanity! 
  • Blaster Master Zero II 

It’s gonna be an absolutely huge year for Nintendo, there’s no doubt about it.