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Cuphead
Cuphead

PC | Xbox One
Genre: Platform
Developer: Studio MDHR Official Site: http://cupheadgame.com/
Publisher: Classification: G
Release Date:
September 2017
Wednesday, 6 July 2022
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:10pm 06/07/22 | 0 Comments
As per our interview with Studio MDHR founders Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, celebrating the release of Cuphead - The Delicious Last Course DLC, we asked them about what was next for the studio.

Where unsurprisingly, the team remains committed to using the detailed and meticulous style of animation found in Cuphead on whatever game comes next. That and another journey into the sort of fast-paced action found in games from the 1980s and early 1990s.

Here's that part of the interview.

As a studio are you planning for the next thing? You probably can't really talk specifics, but is it safe to say that the combination of traditional animation and videogames is something that Studio MDHR is going to continue doing?



Chad: Doing something in an animation style that feels more film-like, and putting it in a game with an ‘80s or ‘90s fast action feel will be there for the foreseeable future. We're already playing around with ideas and things now that we have space in our minds to think.

Jared: That's a hundred percent true, we’re finally free to explore more options and see what happens. But, there's no way we'll be turning our backs on 2D art.


Naturally, it might be a while before we see what's next for the team behind Cuphead. But no doubt once we do, we can all expect to be blown away once again.
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Post by Nick @ 01:55pm 28/07/20 | 0 Comments
The extremely popular, challenging, and beautiful action platformer Cuphead from Studio MDHR has mysteriously appeared on the UK PSN Store under the ‘New Games’ section. The actual product page for the game doesn’t load, but it points to a potential Cuphead PS4 announcement coming soon.

This information coincides with Geoff Keighley announcing on Twitter that a "special update" is coming from "one of our favourite indie game studios". So yeah, put two and two together and Cuphead might be finding its way to the PlayStation 4. Originally an Xbox and PC exclusive, Cuphead was also released on the Nintendo Switch and even made a dashboard appearance in Telsa cars.

Either way it’s great to see that PlayStation fans will get to enjoy this beautifully animated shooter/platformer. Plus, the timing makes sense with an upcoming Cuphead Netflix series set to debut sometime in the future.



Also, the expansion "The Delicious Last Course" - which was announced way back in 2018 - is expected to finally drop tomorrow. An image has appeared on the Xbox site saying the DLC is “Available Now”.

Monday, 29 June 2020
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 04:51pm 29/06/20 | 0 Comments
Serving as a reminder that old-timey and incredible animation seen in Studio MDHR's Cuphead is still one the most impressive animation milestones from this generation -- and that Netflix are still working on The Cuphead Show.



The animation quality doesn't skip a beat -- even when the camera gets all close on Cuphead and Mugman. And based on what we see the story will focus on their relationship and adventures. Perhaps the only area of concern is that some of what we see looks a little too crisp and digital, so here's hoping that the final version retains the saw analog and, well, old-timey feel of the game.

No word on when The Cuphead Show will make its debut, but we're definitely keen for this. For more on Cuphead, be sure to check out our review of the game from 2017. Ahh, 2017 - we remember it well, twas a lifetime ago.
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:35pm 10/07/19 | 0 Comments
Cuphead the videogame is a challenging side-scrolling boss rush meets platformer that lovingly presents a world that is reminiscent of 1930s cartoons. And now thanks to Netflix, Cuphead is set to become just that with an animated series currently in production.

It's called The Cuphead Show and will be "an original series inspired by classic animation styles of the 1930s" starring the titular Cuphead and his brother Mugman.



The series will be produced by Netflix Animation, with Emmy and Annie award winner Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts) and Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling) serving as executive producers alongside creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer of Studio MDHR. It's expected that the animated series will follow in the footsteps of the game and see its two stars make a deal with the Devil and then have to, well, deal with the consequences.

Cuphead is definitely a property that feels tailor-made for adaptation, especially in terms of look and feel.
Thursday, 21 March 2019
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:08pm 21/03/19 | 1 Comments
Now there's a headline. The award-winning and beloved indie platformer Cuphead is making it's way to the Nintendo Switch in April. Where the game will also support Xbox Live - in a joint partnership with developer StudioMDHR and both Nintendo and Microsoft. Of course, the real winner here is the ability to play the brilliant Cuphead on-the-go.

Where no doubt it will be a lot harder to mask the pure rage you experience after failing for the umpteenth time.

As per our review.
Cuphead’s visual draw is only one half of the tale. The second lies in its unrelenting attempts at breaking you down. This game is one of the most challenging you’ll ever face, and it loves to make you work for your accolades, of which there are actually few. In Cuphead, progress is gated behind these seemingly impossible levels and bosses you face. There aren’t a lot of them, island to island, but those that tease you with their beautifully-homaged cartoon appearance on that equally beautifully hand painted overworld, are psychopaths waiting to stop you in every possible way.

Regarding Xbox Live, the functionality might come a bit after launch - as per Microsoft's wider Xbox post surrounding indies at GDC.
We are partnering with StudioMDHR to investigate bringing Xbox Live features beyond Xbox and PC to Nintendo Switch. Yes, this means that fans will now have the opportunity to experience StudioMDHR’s award-winning debut game on Nintendo Switch with Xbox Live! We’ll be working with StudioMDHR to implement Xbox Live features into Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch in the coming months. Given the early stage of our work with StudioMDHR, the Xbox Live features will appear in a post-launch update to Cuphead on Nintendo Switch. We’d like to thank Studio MDHR and Nintendo for their help in this investigation!
Thursday, 5 October 2017
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 05:35pm 05/10/17 | 1 Comments
Studio MDHR's Cuphead is being heavily lauded for its incredible, 100% hand-drawn and painted art-style and animation, but the game's actual gameplay design is the standout for us. As challenging and unforgiving as they come, this Indie game is at the fore of reminding us just how easy we have it as gamers now. Because back in the day, this shit was hard.

Here's a snippet from our review:
There’s a lot to say about Cuphead, and then there’s a lot not to say about Cuphead. It’s sort of like the first rule of Fight Club. But, just like Fight Club, people have been breaking that first rule and, well, a lot of people are now talking about Cuphead. Largely because beneath that incredible art-style and presentation exists a game that absolutely wants to beat you up. It wants to fight you. With its Fleischer-inspired gloved fists. In the face.

Those might be fightin’ words, but they’re true. Cuphead’s visual draw is only one half of the tale. The second lies in its unrelenting attempts at breaking you down. This game is one of the most challenging you’ll ever face, and it loves to make you work for your accolades, of which there are actually few. In Cuphead, progress is gated behind these seemingly impossible levels and bosses you face. There aren’t a lot of them, island to island, but those that tease you with their beautifully-homaged cartoon appearance on that equally beautifully hand painted overworld, are psychopaths waiting to stop you in every possible way. But then again, you are facing them for their very souls.
Click here for our porcelain-perfect review of Cuphead, and check out the video below for a props-included trip down memory lane featuring Cuphead.