What you need to know
- Cuphead is an old-school run 'n' gun game.
- Netflix is developing an animated show based on the adventures of the main characters.
- It'll probably premiere in 2020.
- You can purchase the game for $20 on the Microsoft Store.
Cuphead is a brutally-challenging platformer and shooter rolled into one. The game features visuals that are similar to old-school cartoons, but the animation is much smoother. A few days ago, the team reported that Cuphead sold over four million units across all platforms. It even launched on Nintendo Switch, but that's not where the story ends.
Today, Netflix and King Features Syndicate announced an all-new animated series called "The Cuphead Show!" According to the production companies, the new series will expand on the characters and world of Cuphead, with an animation style inspired by the classic Fleischer cartoons from 1930. Netflix Animation will produce the series.
The character-driven comedy follows the unique misadventures of Cuphead and his brother Mugman. Through their many misadventures across their surreal home, they've always got one another's backs. Developer Studio MDHR's Director Chad Moldenhauer said the following.
It's great to see that Cuphead is getting the recognition is deserves. Hopefully, after "The Delicious Last Course" expansion lands, the team will start working on a sequel.
Practice makes perfect
A classic run 'n' gun game with stylized illustrations and boss battles that will make you throw your controller at your screen. It's been called the hardest game ever played by many.
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