It looks like Cuphead is on its way to PlayStation 4 after a leak on the PS Store revealed its existence. A game tile for the hard-as-nails run and gun platformer appeared on the store’s featured page before eventually being deleted, though clicking on it didn’t take you anywhere.
Twitter user Wario64, among many others, spotted the early promotion, as it appears as though someone hit the publish button a tad too early. This would indicate that the game’s release on PS4 isn’t that far away. Geoff Keighley and the Summer Game Fest is hosting a special update from an indie studio later today at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM BST, so it wouldn’t be surprising if we hear official word then.
Cuphead originally launched exclusively on Xbox One and PC back in 2017, but it eventually made its way to Nintendo Switch early last year. Created by Canadian developer StudioMDHR, the visually striking game was met with favourable reviews when it first launched.
Peter Brown awarded it a score of 8/10 in GameSpot’s Cuphead review, saying, “It’s beautiful to look at, and with a pitch-perfect soundtrack, it flawlessly captures the era its developers so clearly revere. It’s also an intense action game that pulls no punches. It could benefit from a few tweaks, and two-player co-op doesn’t feel like the valuable addition you might imagine, but Cuphead remains a rare, unique game that truly stands out.”
Today’s Summer Game Fest stream may also shed some light on the release of Cuphead’s Delicious Last Course DLC. StudioMDHR delayed the add-on until 2020 in July last year, and we’ve yet to hear any updates since.
Cuphead is also making its way to TV screens as an animated Netflix show. The streaming service revealed plans to adapt the game into an animated TV series known as “The Cuphead Show!” in 2019, with Cuphead creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer handling executive producer duties.
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