Have you always wondered what would happen when Cuphead and Dark Souls meet? Thankfully, an animation has shown the world how it'll turn out.
Aptly titled "Cupsouls," it's about a minute and a half of pure awesomeness. It's got the core elements of Dark Souls — from praising the sun to turning into a dragon — and the best part is it's animated like Cuphead.
Cupsouls: The Parody
A three-man team, YouTube channel 64 Bits is the brains behind "Cupsouls," and it has been making parodies and the like since April 2017.
Without further ado, here's the video that's making the rounds online:
Cuphead: The Retro-Looking Run And Gun
Cuphead is an indie game developed and published by StudioMDHR that's made up of only two brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer.
One of the game's main selling points is the beautiful animation that's styled after retro cartoons, similar to old-school works of Disney around the 1930s.
It's no walk in the park to finish either, and the same goes to the development, as it's all hand drawn. For instance, it takes about 35 frames to animate some moves of a boss in some cases, and that lasts for just about two seconds.
In other words, it took a lot of effort to finish Cuphead, and that presumably means animating in the likeness of it also more or less demands about the same amount of effort, which means that 64 Bits likely had to go through hoops to complete "Cupsouls."
Dark Souls: The Challenging RPG
Developed by FromSoftware and published by Namco, Dark Souls is notorious for being one of the most difficult games in existence.
From the lore to the gameplay, the RPG has depth in practically every aspect. It's so popular in fact that two sequels Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III followed it in 2014 and 2016, respectively.
The game's atmosphere definitely contrasts with Cuphead, so in short, two very different games mashed together into one is a pretty awesome feat.
Not surprisingly, some gamers even want to get it made, and considering how Cuphead is made, the animators have got their work cut out for them. Just to be clear, though, there won't be a game version of "Cupsouls" anytime soon. Even the creators confirmed this from the get-go.
"Before you ask, no, this is not actual gameplay! It will never be a game, but one can dream right?" they say.
Now it might not be a real game, but "Cupsouls" gives a real good look at what could be but never will be.