The Retro-Cartoon Stylings of Cuphead

If this game plays half as amazing as it looks, we’re in for a treat. 

Cuphead in ‘Don’t Deal With the Devil’ is a side-scrolling action game hand-animated in the style of a 1930s Fleischer Brothers cartoon.

Here’s how the designers describe it:

Cuphead is a classic run and gun that centers around 1-on-1 fights (2-on-1 in two player mode). With Cuphead, we aim to evolve the genre by adding new features such as: super arts, infinite lives, a playable world map and hidden secrets. In addition to that, we will have refined controls, additional boss patterns on harder modes and balanced weapons to equip (that you don’t lose!). We plan to release 10-15 bosses per episode and end up with over 30 bosses. If all goes as planned, we will defeat the current “Guinness World Record for Most Boss Battles in a Run and Gun Game”[25 total]).

 

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  • http://www.parafool.com/ victor

    Artistic style does cover a multitude of gameplay sins… Still for hand-drawn animated sprites, it’s really hard to beat anything WayForward has done in the last 10 or 15 years.


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