1930s Ragtime Romp: Cuphead’s 2015 E3 Trailer Released

During E3 today, X-Box One exclusive Cuphead got a new trailer as well as getting the release date ???2016???.

I should perhaps explain this cup-n-mug duo for those not in the know.

Since the X-Box One was released, it seemed to always be struggling for interesting exclusives. With D4 getting a PC release and the PS4 getting a certain game that is a half-rhyme for the dreary English seaside town Scunthrope; X-Box One has looked a bit lackluster in a lot of eyes in terms of tasty exclusives. I mean, there is Sunset Overdrive but… Eehh…

You could also try to get excited for Quantum Break. After all, it is by Remedy who did Max Payne (well, excluding that one game where Max Payne left New Jersey and shaved his head instead of his growing beard). Although some how it looks run-of-the-mill.


No, you want something fun, exciting and fresh. You want air in your lungs, not the dust of stagnation. Well it’s time to slap on some rose-coloured glasses of the 1930s (ignore all that racism, homophobia, sexism, classism, financial crashes, lead up to the Second World War, prohibition, widows and injured of the First World War and I’m sure I’m forgetting a few other things) because Cuphead looks to draw you into that special decade feauturing the youth of cartoons (minus the weird racist things Walt Disney used to do anyway, I think).

Cuphead is a side-scrolling run-and-gun action game that has the same wacky cartoon charm of the ’30s. The traditional cel animation (drawn and inked by hand), watercolour backgrounds and original jazz recordings make the game feel like an interactive version of the traditional cartoons of the old times.


It’ll have a particular focus on boss battles that will fill the screen which you’ll contend against using wacky weapons, silly supers and stupendous secrets. As Cuphead has a friend who is also in the mess with him, Mugman, you can play single player or co-op. Although if it will be local only, online only or both is unknown.

As mentioned above, you can look forward to this game, being made by the two person team consisting of two brothers Studio MDHR, in 2016 on X-Box One only.

  • https://www.wearejustgamers.com/ R.Hoffmann

    This is one of the most interesting looking games since a good while. The look is amazing, now only the gameplay can disapoint if it might be too simple.

    Hope this game is as great as it looks and won’t be xbone exclusive forever!

    • Riobux

      I admit I’m counting on a PC port. I wouldn’t be too surprised since I did recall some mumbles of X-Box One games hitting Windows 10 a good few months back. Probably false, but with D4 getting a PC release… I don’t know, wouldn’t be too surprised.

      The game does look fantastic, but I could see it being the type of game a tad frustrating for solo-players or too easy for multiplayer.

  • sonic429

    Eh, I don’t like it for the same reason I didn’t like Skullgirls; the art style.

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