We’ve been tracking the progress of Cuphead for the better part of two years and each new footage release from the rubber hose-inspired run-and-gun game only heightens our anticipation. Last weekend at the Day of the Devs event in San Francisco, Studio MDHR presented this extensive new gameplay footage:
The game’s art director Chad Moldenhauer spoke to Warren Spector recently about how they pulled inspiration from classic Fleischer, Disney, Iwerks, and Van Beuren cartoons. Plenty of other animators have been inspired by the same cartoons, but few have captured the style as flawlessly as this game. Cuphead doesn’t just look retro-inspired, it’s a damn near perfect recreation of classic American cartoons, with the added bonus of being able to play the cartoon interactively.
MDHR plans to release Cuphead in 2016 for both PC (Steam) and Xbox One. We’ll be waiting patiently.