1930’s cartoon themed platform shooter Cuphead has been delayed again. At this stage, it’s no longer a surprise, but the developer Studio MDHR have penned in a new release date of 2017. We’ve seen quite a bit of the game over the past few months, suggesting it would soon be upon us, but sadly, that is not the case.
In a statement on their blog, posted today, Studio MDHR said:
“Hey everyone, we wanted to finish our game 80 years after 1936 but it will now be 81.
Throughout this year we discussed reducing the scope to make a 2016 release, but we made the difficult decision to delay the launch in order to ship with our vision intact. We are happy to announce that Cuphead will be coming to Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam in Mid-2017.
We are constantly humbled by your continued support. Love you all and can’t wait to get this to you. Without further ado, we will get back to work!”
The worrying thing now is, people might just get fed up waiting for it, and by the time it eventually rolls out, we may already distracted by the next big thing. Sure, it looks great, and certainly unique in its visual style and multiple boss battles, but the constant delays eventually burn us out.
Cuphead has so far only been announced for Xbox One and PC. A PlayStation 4 release is likely enough, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t find its way into the hands of all gamers, eventually.