Cuphead Details Runneth Over

By Michelle Balsan, 4 years ago
The ID@Xbox initiative is proving to be one of the highlights of the Xbox One, as it has provided a wide range of games to help bolster the available library on the console. When an ID@Xbox montage was shown at E3, one of the games that immediately grabbed people's attention was Cuphead, largely thanks to its unique visual style. Since that time, Cuphead has received its own announcement trailer and a handful of screens were released as well.


At Gamescom, StudioMDHR, the team behind Cuphead, gave us some actual details about the game. The team has worked hard to recreate the feeling of the 30s-era stylings they're going for, included using hand-draw- and-inked cels for animation and the inclusion of an era-appropriate, recorded-live jazz soundtrack. They've also revealed that you can play as either Cuphead or Mugman in single-player or co-op. Several other features were detailed as well:

-Fast and challenging action, retro stylings with modern depth
-Huge, screen filling bosses
-A wide variety of wacky weapons, supers, and secrets
-Schmup levels sprinkled throughout to test your skill
-Irreverent and wacky sense of humor inspired by 30s cartoons
-Play as a guy with a cup for a head (or a mug)
-Simple enough to pick up and play, tuned for speed running
-Unique parry defense system

Cuphead is scheduled for a Spring or Summer 2015 release, and will cost $9.99 or regional equivalent.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.