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Cuphead health bars

Something that Cuphead fans may notice about the game is that there aren’t any health bars. While battling bosses, some may find it difficult to determine how close they are to being defeated.

Co-director Chad Moldenhauer explained why Studio MDHR opted for this approach in a recent issue of EDGE. It sounds like the developer considered implementing health bars in Cuphead while working on early mockups, but having them in would take away the feeling of playing an actual cartoon from the 1930s. Additionally, there was some concern that there would be a focus on DPS and potentially missing key visual clues.

Cuphead physical boxart Delicious Last Course

Studio MDHR is continuing to slowly share details about the physical release of Cuphead on Switch, and we now know that The Delicious Last Course DLC will be included. We also have a look at the boxart above.

Cuphead was confirmed for physical release back in 2019, but Studio MDHR was waiting to wrap up The Delicious Last Course before turning its attention to the boxed version. The developer also reconfirmed to us this summer that the physical edition was still in the cards.

Cuphead update 1.3.4

Another update has gone out for Cuphead, with Switch owners now having access to version 1.3.4.

This is a small quality of life patch that addresses a few more bugs for The Delicious Last Course DLC. Additionally, players now have the option to swap back and forth between the new title screen and the original title screen, which includes a change in the song that will play when you boot up the game.

Cuphead update 1.3.3

Studio MDHR has put out a new update for Cuphead, with the game moving up to version 1.3.3.

Unsurprisingly, the patch is mainly targeted at the recently-released The Delicious Last Course DLC. A bunch of fixes are included here, along with some adjustments.

The full patch notes for the Cuphead version 1.3.3 update are as follows:

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course sales

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course has already sold over one million copies, Studio MDHR has confirmed. That milestone was reached in less than two weeks since its launch.

“This marks an even quicker timeline than it took for the original game to achieve this momentous feat, and we are just beside ourselves with joy and appreciation,” said studio director and executive producer Maja Moldenhauer of today’s news. “These words certainly do not encompass how grateful we are, but to the amazing Cuphead players worldwide we say nonetheless: thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course gameplay

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, which finally launched today following previous delays, has received new gameplay on Switch. 19 minutes of footage has come in.

We have more information about Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course in the following overview:

Cuphead The Delicious Last Course trailer

The Delicious Last Course for Cuphead is finally here, and Studio MDHR is celebrating with a launch trailer. Fans can get one last look at the DLC.

For more on Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, read the following overview:

Cuphead The Delicious Last Course interview future

At a Summer Games Fest press event, we were fortunate enough to not only get to play a little bit of Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, but also to speak with Maja Moldenhauer, Studio MDHR’s director and executive producer. In an interview with Nintendo Everything, Moldenhauer spoke about the development cycle of the game’s new expansion, the scope of its new content, physical release, and the future of the company.

You can read the full interview below or watch an abbreviated version alongside some new gameplay over on YouTube.

Cuphead High-Noon Hoopla

Studio MDHR has gone behind the scenes of Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course by offering a look at the making of “High-Noon Hoopla”. one of the music tracks from the new DLC.

The full soundtrack is comprised of over 110 musicians that performed big band and symphonic music. For today’s video, we’re able to see three those musicians that were brought together to record during Summer 2021.

Back in 2019, Studio MDHR confirmed Cuphead for physical release. At the time though, the developer said it was waiting for The Delicious Last Course to wrap up development so that everything could be included on the cartridge.

We’re obviously well past 2019 at this point and the new DLC is almost here. Thankfully, Studio MDHR’s original plans haven’t changed. Executive producer and studio director Maja Moldenhauer reconfirmed to Nintendo Everything recently that the physical release is still in the cards for Switch, and more information will be shared “in the coming months”.

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