Due to the global pandemic, Cuphead’s expansion The Delicious Last Course has been delayed until Studio MDHR is confident in the final product.
Those that are eagerly anticipating Cuphead‘s last hurrah with The Delicious Last Course DLC will have to wait just a little longer for it to arrive, as Studio MDHR has announced its indefinite delay. The indie sensation’s tribute to early 20th century cartoons has left a lasting impression on many players, and this DLC package will provide the conclusion to the tales of Cuphead and Mugman – just probably not anytime soon.
Cuphead has become a phenomenon in the gaming world thanks to its handcrafted cartoon art style. The game has reached a level of popularity where Cuphead has even made his way into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Mii Costume. The last addition to the game, The Delicious Last Course, will feature not only new bosses with plenty of the game’s characteristic personality and challenge, but it will also star a brand new character, Ms. Chalice, to join Cuphead and Mugman on their harrowing vintage adventures. The DLC was originally announced in 2018 with a release window for 2019, so this isn’t the first time a delay has occurred for this expansion.
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However, because of this year’s COVID-related development complications hamstringing the hand-drawn game’s support, The Delicious Last Course has been pushed back yet again. Studio MDHR has put out an announcement stating that the pack will be pushed back until the team is “confident it will delight the Cuphead community the way [they] feel it should.” The DLC’s new release window is unknown, so it’s been delayed indefinitely for now.
In the wake of the ongoing global pandemic affecting so many, we have made the difficult decision to push back the release of The Delicious Last Course. For our wonderful Cuphead community, we’ve prepared a letter from Studio MDHR founders Chad & Jared Moldenhauer to share more. pic.twitter.com/XiU57Wcn1y
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) November 25, 2020
Given the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this isn’t surprising. This is simply the next in a long line of many films, shows, and games that have been delayed at its hands, including Cyberpunk 2077. More than that, though, this is also in line with how Studio MDHR treats its work. The original game took seven years to develop and release due to every frame being hand-drawn. When including the DLC, the game still isn’t even technically finished, totaling the full product at over 10 years of development . Because of its technically short but critically strong track record, it’s fully expected by fans that Studio MDHR will eventually make good on its promises and deliver The Delicious Last Course when it’s ready.
If the original game’s style and quality is anything to go by, the growing wait will likely be worth it in the end. While there are indie games whose delays have hurt the final product more than helped it due to mismanagement, Studio MDHR’s fresh and novel approach gives no reason to doubt that the team simply needs more time to properly polish the experience. However long it takes for Cuphead to serve up The Delicious Last Course, players will be ready to be dazzled when it finally arrives.
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Cuphead is available for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Source: Studio MDHR
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