What better way to start the New Year off than with something old? Well, technically something new that’s been inspired by something old. Specifically Studio MDHR’s CUPHEAD – a “run ‘n’ gun” style game inspired by cartoons from the 1930’s like Popeye, Felix the Cat or Disney’s Steamboat Willie. The developers even boast that the entire game was done using traditional cel animation (hand drawn and colored)!
Not much is revealed in the teaser trailer so it’s difficult to say what the story is about or how fun the gameplay is, but one thing is certain – MDHR is having a blast putting this thing together. According to the Studio MDHR blog:
With Cuphead, we aim to evolve the genre by adding new features such as: super arts, infinite lives, a playable world map and hidden secrets. In addition to that, we will have refined controls, additional boss patterns on harder modes and balanced weapons to equip (that you don’t lose!). We plan to release 10-15 bosses per episode and end up with over 30 bosses. If all goes as planned, we will defeat the current “Guinness World Record for Most Boss Battles in a Run and Gun Game”.
Cuphead is scheduled for PC later this year with the possibility of being ported over to home consoles after that.
Source: Digital Trends