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.
|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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So what's this useful for? At best it's a spoiler of the game content.
I can imagine a lot of these achievements will never grace my console, but I'll be sure to have fun trying.
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