Cuphead is an upcoming hardcore side-scrolling shooter with a 1930s twist.

Cuphead is already notorious for its difficulty, defeating hundreds of players at conventions and video game shows across the world. If nothing goes wrong, it should launch on September 29 on Xbox One and Windows 10 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title, complete with achievements that roam across devices.

TrueAchievements.com just exclusively revealed the Cuphead achievement list, and some of them look suitably fiendish.

Name Description Gamerscore
Taking Names Defeat a boss 10
A Walk in the Park Defeat every boss in Inkwell Isle I 30
A Day at the Fair Defeat every boss in Inkwell Isle II 40
A Trip Downtown Defeat every boss in Inkwell Isle III 50
Casino Night Complete the Casino 60
Swing You Sinner Defeat the Devil 70
Selling Out Give in to the the Devil 10
Put On a Show Get an S-Rank 50
Sheriff Obtain an A-Rank or higher on all bosses in Inkwell Isle I 50
Boss Obtain an A-Rank or higher on all bosses in Inkwell Isle II 50
Mayor Obtain an A-Rank or higher on all bosses in Inkwell Isle III 50
King Obtain an A-Rank or higher on all bosses in Inkwell Isle Hell 50
Souls Saved Complete the game on Normal 100
Beat The Devil At His Own Game Complete the game on Expert 100
Butter-and-Egg Man Buy everything in Porkrind's Shop 40
Cutting Corners Find a shortcut 10
Ceramic Strike Defeat a boss with an Extra Special move 15
Porcelain Power Defeat a boss with a Super Art 20
Magician Lord Obtain all Super Arts 30
Perfect Run Complete a level without getting hit 30
Coffers Full Get every coin in all of the levels 60
Bouncing Ball Parry five times before hitting the ground 40
Parry Persistance Complete 20 parries 10
Parry Performance Complete 100 parries 25

Cuphead evolved from its boss-rush roots into something a little more Contra-like, complete with platforming levels riddled with bullet hell-style shooting gameplay. Achievements like "Perfect Run - Complete a level without getting hit" should prove to be fiendishly difficult, but it doesn't look like Studio MDHR went crazy and included any achievements for avoiding death completely. It sounds as though you're going to die a lot in Cuphead.

You can pre-order and pre-load Cuphead on Xbox One and Windows 10 right now for just $19.99, and we'll have a full review up to let you know whether it's worth the price of admission.

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