Cuphead is a beautiful title based on 1930s cartoon styles encompassing all of their charm and eeriness. In this game, you and a friend run through various stages to defeat bosses to repay your debt to the devil. As the game has finally been completed, the team wanted to share a letter with everyone eager to get a piece of the whimsical action.
Hello dear friends,
The day is finally here and Cuphead has arrived! You can get the all-cartoon Magical Wondergame, on Xbox One, Windows 10 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title (buy once to play on both console and PC), or you can find it on Steam and GOG — whichever you’d prefer! We are a mixed bag of emotions to be able to bring you something we only dreamt of creating since we were kids.
Cuphead is a side-scrolling action platformer with a heavy focus on boss battles. Traverse the interactive overworlds to help Cuphead and Mugman repay their debt to the devil on a bet they shouldn’t have made. This game was hand crafted using painstaking methods straight from the golden age of animation to capture the aesthetic of classic Disney and Fleischer Studios cartoons. Each and every single frame of animation was drawn on paper with pencil, then inked on paper. The backgrounds are all original watercolor paintings and the custom jazz soundtrack is the cherry on the cake! We were heavily inspired by retro games from the late 1980’s – early 1990’s, so expect a fair challenge and relish in the victories you’ll make! Enjoy in single-player mode or local co-operative play.
Above all, we hope you simply have fun with Cuphead!
– The Team at StudioMDHR
Cuphead is available now on Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam for $19.99.