Game Informer managed to catch up with Nintendo’s manager of publisher and developer relations Kirk Scott and Cuphead‘s co-creator Jared Moldenhauer at this week’s GDC 2019 event. Moldenhauer joked with Mr. Scott that he would very much like to see both Cuphead and Mugman appear in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Here’s the conversation:
Cuphead’s co-creator Jared Moldenhauer jokingly ribbed Scott by letting the world know how badly he wants to see Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
“I’ve dreamed of Smash Bros,” said Moldenhauer. “[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.”
I asked which characters Moldenhauer would most like to see go up against Cuphead in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
“Maybe just Ice Climbers? Like a two versus two. I’ve been [playing] a lot of the NES mini, and it’s not my favorite game. That’s why Ice Climbers came up because it’s like ‘Well, that one isn’t fun,’ so I kind of want to take those characters and then demolish them.”