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Cuphead's creator says the character belongs in Super Smash Bros.

He wants both Cuphead and Mugman as playable fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • March 22, 2019 at 9:21 a.m. PDT • Comments: 24

Hot off the heels of the big Cuphead on Nintendo Switch announcement earlier this week, a new interview with the game's co-creator discusses a potential Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crossover.

Apparently, Studio MDHR's Jared Moldenhauer really wants to see Cuphead and Mugman as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and he says he'd be more than happy to make it happen.

Game Informer managed to catch up with Nintendo's manager of publisher and developer relations, Kirk Scott, at GDC this week alongside developers of several Nindies that were showcased during the recent Nintendo Direct. Among the bunch was Moldenhauer, who whilst playfully ribbing Scott expressed how badly he wants both Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros.

"I’ve dreamed of Smash Bros.," Moldenhauer started. "[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..."

Moldenhauer goes on to say that if Nintendo aims to keep their fans pleased, he'd be incredibly happy to make it a reality. "Just a piece of paper, we don’t need anything. You can have those characters make an appearance," Moldenhauer concluded.

It's no surprise that the co-creator of Cuphead wants the character to join the Super Smash Bros. fight as he and his brother Chad Moldenhauer are big fans of fighting games. They've gone on record saying as much, but there are numerous references to fighting games — especially the Street Fighter series — within the various levels and boss fights of Cuphead.

As far as seeing Cuphead in a fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate really would be the best fit for him (and Mugman) as his cartoon style and tool set would likely play well in the Smash Bros. universe. With the announcement of Cuphead coming to Nintendo Switch, this potentially opens the door up for his inclusion considering the largest hurdle previously, at a glance, was his exclusivity to Microsoft.

If you're not convinced that Cuphead would fit into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, be sure to check out my article where I plead my case for why he should be added as DLC.

For more from Cuphead's co-creator on the Smash Bros. x Cuphead prospect — including which characters he'd like to see Cuphead and Mugman fight — head over to Game Informer.

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