Studio MDHR’s Cuphead has been on my radar since the first time I saw it a couple of years ago. The wait for it is almost over, or so we’re told, and the YouTube channel TwoSixNine has today posted 10 minutes of raw gameplay and it looks incredibly charming and gorgeous.
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930’s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional cel animation (hand drawn & hand inked!), watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets. Cuphead is all action, all the time. Do you have what it takes?
Available 2016 on XBOX ONE & STEAM