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News video games 12 October 2016, 13:50

author: luckie

Retro platformer Cuphead delayed to mid-2017

Sometimes when you want a game to be just right, you have to wait for it a bit longer than you expect. That's the case with Cuphead, an amazing retro platformer reminiscent of the 1930s cartoons.

Cuphead, the oldschool, hardcore cartoon-like platformer we wrote about a couple of months ago, isn’t coming out this year after all. Sadly, the game has been delayed to mid-2017, informed StudioMDHR on their official website. The developers explained: “Throughout this year we discussed reducing the scope to make a 2016 release, but we made the difficult decision to delay the launch in order to ship with our vision intact.” Good to hear they are not trying to push the game out at the expense of quality, but mid-2017 from now sounds like an awful lot of time.

When it’s finally out, Cuphead will be available on PC (Windows 10), Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The first thing that strikes you about the game are its retro stylistics – except we’re talking 1930s cartoon retro, not 1990s pixel art. It’s also unfashionably hard – it takes much time and many deaths until you can learn how to beat a level. Cuphead will be playable in co-op: one player assuming the role of the eponymous hero, while the other playing as Mugman. Here is a E3 2016 gameplay footage shared by IGN.

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