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A two-dimensional action game with designs resembling old cartoon movies, which is a debut production of StudioMDHR, an independent developer. In Cuphead, we assume the role of a gambling addict that loses his soul to the devil during one of his sessions. To retrieve it, he needs to work off its equivalent. When it comes to mechanics, the game is a 2D fighting game with a degree of platforming elements – we participate in continuous 1v1 fights, taking place on special 2D arenas. During combat we can make use of a wide range of weaponry, as well as several outfits bestowing us with special powers. Each of the enemies has his own fighting style, which needs to be countered in order for us to win. In opposition to the genre classics, our enemies are controlled by dynamic AI, making the game tough to beat and less predictable in case of replays.

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PC / Windows
Game Cuphead (PC) Cover

Cuphead | PC

Cuphead release date for PC:

game language:

29 September 2017 | Worldwide

29 September 2017 | Europe

29 September 2017 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
Expectations: 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 44 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Cuphead (XONE) Cover

Cuphead | XBOX ONE

Cuphead release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:

29 September 2017 | Worldwide

29 September 2017 | Europe PAL

29 September 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
Game score 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 27 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.8 / 10 calculated out of 15 players' votes.  

Cuphead for PC / Windows is a two-dimensional action game taking place in a world similar to what we could encounter in old cartoons. The game is a debut project of StudioMDHR.


The plot is virtually non-existent, and is only a pretext for the gameplay itself. We assume the role of the titular hero, who is addicted to gambling. During one of the sessions, he had sold his soul to the devil. To retrieve it, he needs to work off the difference by working. Cuphead is a hero similar to the ones encountered in 1930s cartoons, a person who is constantly in trouble as a result of his own mistakes and imperfections.


When it comes to mechanics, Cuphead is similar to a two-dimensional fighting game with platforming elements. The game sees us engage in 1v1 combat using multiple types of weaponry. Each enemy has their own fighting style that has to be alayzed and then countered if we are to move towards victory. In opposition to old classics, the enemies are powered by a dynamic AI, forcing us to create a real tactics instead of just remembering his skill profile. Our hero can wear a few different outfits, which provide additional powers.

Cuphead is characterized by its high difficulty level, but the unlimited amount of tries and lack of any negative consequences encourages the player to renew his attempts to defeat the troublesome enemy. The authors also introduces a cooperative multiplayer mode, in which two players can face one, powerful boss.

Technical Aspects

All of this is conveyed through appealing two-dimensional graphics, modeled after popular American cartoons from 1930s. All visuals are hand-drawn and painted, while special filter introduce an atmosphere similar to that seen in old animated shorts.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

System requirements

Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce GTX 9600 GT/Radeon HD 3870 or better, 20 GB HDD, Windows 7

Cuphead Launch Trailer

Cuphead Launch Trailer | 0:58

Zwiastun na premierę gry Cuphead, platformówki w unikatowej kreskówkowej szacie graficznej.

Retro platformer Cuphead delayed to mid-2017

News 12 October 2016 13:50

Sometimes when you want a game to be just right, you have to wait for it a bit longer than you expect. That's the case with Cuphead, an amazing retro platformer reminiscent of the 1930s cartoons.