This week is a especially thrilling a single for us right here at Studio MDHR. This previous Sunday, September 29, Cuphead officially turned two. It is actually surreal to appear back on the release of our tiny animated adventure, and all that is transpired in the two years given that.
The outpouring of help, fan art, letters, and hilarious playthrough streams have continued to warm our hearts. Each Jared and I have been public about the reality that we poured ourselves into Cuphead due to the fact it was the type of game we knew we’d like to play, and we have been completely ready to go back to our day jobs if that is what it came to. For us, the journey is – and generally has been – about attempting to produce a thing specific for people today who loved classic action-arcade titles and 2D hand animation. Your ongoing help is genuinely the most significant present of all.
With that mentioned, we’re so quite humbled that the game continues to resonate with audiences out there, and this anniversary is also an unbelievable milestone of an additional sort for Cuphead — it has officially gone 5-instances platinum, crossing 5 million copies sold. We hadn’t even dared to dream of this type of help for the game when we have been establishing it, and our pie in the sky aim was generally for the game to be just prosperous adequate to let us to continue creating items we loved. With this most up-to-date milestone, we’re thrilled that we can continue to develop a group of talented people today to support us craft what comes subsequent.
In all this reflection, it genuinely is no exaggeration to say that we could not have gotten to exactly where we are now with no the help of the Xbox group and neighborhood. Some of our preferred stories about Cuphead to this day are from Xbox players who found the game in 2014, and who buoyed us up with their excitement and help through these years of improvement on the road to release. The passion and dedication of the Xbox neighborhood genuinely is second to none, and that continues to show these days in the interactions we have with fans across social media and at events.
It is on that note that we’re exceedingly excited to highlight a specific occasion we’re operating to celebrate this 2nd anniversary of Cuphead that we believe Xbox fans will like. In collaboration with our close friends at Xbox Design and style Lab, we’ve crafted three custom controllers, every single a single themed like a single of our core Cuphead trio — Cuphead, Mugman, and Ms. Chalice. We iterated on a lot of unique ideas of these in-property but eventually settled on a minimalist colour scheme for every single a single that genuinely permitted the signature components of every single character to pop. We’re so pleased with how they turned out so, head to the Design and style Lab homepage exactly where the group has made an effortless-peasy hyperlink to order your personal!
As we appear back on these final two years, we also can not support but appear forward. We’re so thrilled that people will get to encounter additional Cuphead in 2020 in the kind a new appetizing DLC adventure — The Scrumptious Final Course! So unquestionably maintain your peepers on our official channels, as we’ll have additional to share about Cuphead and Magma’s quest to support their close friends Ms. Chalice in the months to come.
And, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you to any one at all who has visited the Inkwell Isles, and identified a tiny bit of adventure there. For us, it has been the adventure of a lifetime.