It’s not every day that a challenging puzzle game made in the style of a 1930s cartoon has a trailer. In fact, before today, it was not something that had happened before. Netflix coming soon The Cuphead Show, based on favorite game Cuphead, got a two-minute official trailer, which finally gave us a good look at what the show will bring when it releases next month. The new show launches ahead of the game’s upcoming DLC, The Delicious Last Course, later this year. I can’t imagine cooking up an entire show based on a game about memorizing patterns and reflexes in a split second, but it’s great to finally see it come together.
The official trailer begins with Cuphead and his brother Mugman painting a fence, as the former laments his boredom. His solution was for the two to go to a nearby carnival called Carn-evil. What could happen? The trailer cuts quickly between several segments, showing plenty of fast action and impressive animations including many of the game’s cast, including King Dice and, yes, The Devil. Despite some small film grain, noise and digital imperfections in the footage, The Cuphead Show looks cleaner and less stale than the game.
A dance with the devil
Cuphead, of course, took the gaming world by storm, launching in late 2017 to critical acclaim from both critics and players alike. The game is a tough but fair collection of climactic boss battles and side-scrolling, running and shooting-like levels. Opposite but with the aesthetic of a cartoon from the 30s. Naturally, it became an absolutely massive hit and maintains a huge fan base to this day. The Cuphead Show was announced in 2019 and is not the franchise’s first venture outside of video games (or even aside), as it received the board game treatment last year.
Lavish visual inspection Cuphead shows the trailer below and is set to launch on February 18th.
https://www.pcinvasion.com/the-cuphead-show-trailer-netflix/ Cuphead Show trailer gives us a look ahead of February’s premiere