When it launched earlier this week, the Switch version of Cuphead came with some additional features that weren’t in the original Xbox One, Mac, and PC versions of the game. Well, now those features are on every platform.
The game’s 1.2 update, out now for Xbox One, PC, and Mac, includes some cool quality-of-life features. You can now choose to play the entire game as Mugman rather than Cuphead, giving him (who’s basically Luigi to Cuphead’s Mario) the chance to shine. The two play identically, so who you choose is entirely up to preference.
Additionally, the update adds fully animated videos in place of stills for all of the game’s cutscenes. This, along with a hose of new animations sprinkled throughout fights themselves, will hopefully make the game’s art style pop more than ever. New localizations have been added for eleven new languages (French, Italian, German, European Spanish, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese), including lettering inspired by those countries’ classic cartoons.
To update the game, developer MDHR had to abandon support for DX9 in the PC version while switching to a new version of Unity, which means all upcoming patches will only work with the new DX11 version of the game. For those who need DX9 to run the game on PC, there is a new legacy branch players can switch to, though that version won’t have any updates going forward.