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Cuphead now available on Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere

Cuphead, the long-anticipated Xbox console exclusive platformer, is now available on Xbox One and Windows 10. If you've been waiting to immerse yourself in Cuphead's early 1900s cartoon aesthetic, you can grab it now for $19.99. (opens in new tab)

Cuphead has been one of the most hyped Xbox launches in some time, which largely comes down to the game's unique look. With entirely hand-drawn sprites, Cuphead channels the whacky, and frankly sometimes creepy, look of classic cartoons from the 1930s. As for its gameplay, Cuphead is built as a "Run 'n Gun" experience with directional shooting similar to the Contra series. Belying its cutesy look, the game is widely regarded as a difficult beast by everyone who has had some hands-on time with it.

Rounding things out, Cuphead was built as an Xbox Play Anywhere game. That means that once you buy it, you own it on both Xbox One and Windows 10. If you're down to give Cuphead a shot, you can pick it up now for $19.99 from Microsoft. And if you're still on the fence, check out our full, in-depth Cuphead review for more.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

12 Comments
  • "See at Microsoft" link dies within Windows Central as a 404. MS link:  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/cuphead/9njrx71m5x9p
  • Downloading on my xbox and surface pro!
  • For some reason I cannot get the download to even start on my SP4.
  • oops... misread....
  • Same on xbox one 7pm west coast....
  • Me too on my surface book. It installs fine on my Xbox and desktop though...
  • Cuphead runs flawlessly on my Surface Pro4 (i7/8GB).
  • Does buying through the Microsoft store  (link above) automatically attach the game to my account or does the store send me digital code? I can't tell from the way the page is setup at the store.  I want to buy the game for my nephew.   And yes I know i can buy it elsewhere (e.g. Amazon to get a digital code).  I just have over $200 in credit at the store and want to use some before it partially expires next month.
  • It attaches to the account you buy it from. Gifting I believe is a coming feature but it's not live yet.
  • awesome! i got it!
  • "Cuphead,[...], is now available on Xbox One and Windows 10." Just to inform people (and not mislead them) it's also available on other platforms like Steam or GOG.It'll also release on other platforms like Linux...
  • Love the feel and layout. Still trying to learn 'gaming' in general...