At long last, Cuphead for the Xbox One and PC now has a release date, and it's Sept. 29.
On an interesting note, StudioMDHR wanted gamers to relive the 1930s in 2016, but it had to delay the retro side-scroller's launch to mid-2017 to "ship with its vision intact."
As everyone can see, the developer is more or less keeping its word, launching a new trailer at E3 2017 to keep fans on their toes. Of course, the best part is, it announced a solid release date.
Save The Date: 'Cuphead' Will Finally Roll Out This 2017
Cuphead was first announced back in E3 2014, making on-and-off appearances since then. In light of this development, it looks like StudioMDHR is about to wrap things up and start sending the title out to the gamers' way this fall.
Speaking of StudioMDHR, the whole crew consists of the brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, so the pair is the only ones forming Cuphead from the ground up, including the hand-drawn animations and the character designs.
In other words, there's no big team of creatives working to push the game out the door, so the delays are within reason.
— Xbox (@Xbox) June 11, 2017
"Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings," the game's description reads.
For True Fans: 'Cuphead' 4-LP Deluxe Vinyl Soundtrack
Those who have been captivated by StudioMDHR and its first creation Cuphead will likely be glad to know that the developer has partnered up with Iam8bit to release a four-LP vinyl soundtrack of the game.
Right down to the sleeve, it looks like something out of the 1930s.
"This is a spectacular sensation of a vinyl set, comprised of so much delicious, fully-orchestral decadence that we couldn't resist creating a ridiculously complex custom companion package, stripped straight from the 1930s," the description reads.
However, it doesn't come cheap. It's priced at $100, but it does seem a great buy for true fans. At any rate, it's shipping out sometime in the third quarter of 2017.
Cuphead PC System Requirements
As everyone has probably figured out already, Cuphead isn't a graphically demanding game, but it's still worth taking note of the system requirements, for good measure.
Now it needs at least Windows 7 or later, an Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD Athlon II X4 640 or higher, 4 GB of RAM, an Nvidia GT240 with 1 GB of VRAM or an AMD 5570 with 1 GB of VRAM or higher, DirectX version 9.0, and 15 GB of storage space.
Needless to say, the game will run well even on modest rigs.
With all said and done, hit up the video below to get a closer look at what's in store:
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