Studio MDHR's Cuphead universe lands on streaming service Netflix on February the 18th and, to go along with the release date announcement, we've got a suitably wild trailer to check out that absolutely ticks all of the boxes, showing off an art style and tone that 100% nails the aesthetic and vibe of the surprisingly challenging run and gun shooter.
The brand-new animated series, which comprises twelve episodes running at 12 minutes a-piece, sees Cupman and his brother, Mugman, get into all manner of new adventures featuring the devil himself, the hugely disturbing King Dice and Ms Chalice, a new character who'll be arriving in the game itself via some new DLC, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, which is due to land on the 30th of June.
The whole thing certainly seems to have captured the 1930s, jazz-era feel that the game managed to pull of so incredibly well, and we have high hopes from the somewhat subversive mood of the trailer that we could be in for quite a good time with this one!
Check out the show's official synopsis and a few stills from the action below;
Based on the award-winning video game that smashed onto the scene with a gorgeous retro animation style, THE CUPHEAD SHOW! is a character-driven comedy series following the unique misadventures of loveable, impulsive scamp Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman. As the two scour their surreal homeworld of the Inkwell Isles in search of fun and adventure, they always have each other’s back. Unless there’s only one cookie left, in which case it’s every cup for himself.
THE CUPHEAD SHOW! combines nostalgic delights, side-splitting gags, and a healthy dose of the heebie jeebies—especially when a ridiculously weird nemesis, The Devil himself, arrives on the scene to toy with our heroes. For King Features, C.J. Kettler will serve as the Executive Producer and Cuphead creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer will serve as Executive Producers for Studio MDHR. The series will be produced by Netflix Animation and is executive produced by Emmy and Annie Award-winning producer, Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts) and co-executive produced by Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling).
Will you be checking out The Cuphead Show! when it drops this February? Let us know in the comments!