Greater than two years after revealing its plan to show the hit indie platformer Cuphead into an animated sequence, Netflix introduced right this moment that the sequence will debut on February 18. We have additionally acquired a model new trailer showcasing the luxurious retro visible model of the present, which is able to comply with the continuing misadventures of the mischievous Cuphead and his brother Mugman.
Cuphead—the sport—was launched in 2017 and made fairly a splash as “a nails-hard 2D shooter the place you combat outlandish bosses, interspersed with palate-cleansing run-and-gun sections,” as we described it in our 86% review. However what actually made it stand out was its visible model and jazz-infused large band soundtrack, all of which might have been lifted straight out of an animated quick from the Thirties and ’40s. It seemed (and appears) nice, and performs simply as nicely.
“Studio MDHR’s excellent debut pits you towards among the hardest enemies you’ll face in a videogame, and the method of beating them could be sluggish and generally painful,” we mentioned in our assessment. “However whenever you ultimately do, the surge of euphoria is plain.”
It is laborious to say what particularly we will anticipate because the Brothers Cup embark upon new adventures within the animated realm of Inkwell Isle. The trailer is very surreal, with speaking animals and greens, snappy dialog, tune and dance numbers, slapstick violence, explosions, and what seems to be a skeeball machine that eats souls. It appears to be like very devoted to the Cuphead supply materials, although, which is particularly attention-grabbing as a result of a lot of the sport is rooted within the outdated animated shorts that the Netflix present emulates. In a means, it is sort of like Cuphead and firm of their true, pure setting.
The Cuphead sequence on Netflix will function 12 episodes of 12 minutes every, starring Tru Valentino as Cuphead, Frank Todaro as Mugman, Joe Hanna as Elder Kettle, Luke Millington-Drake because the Satan, Gray Griffin as Ms. Chalice, and Wayne Brady as King Cube. You will discover out extra (though, actually, not rather more) from Netflix, and luxuriate in some pre-release amusements at cupheadcountdown.com.