The retro cartoon-inspired title Cuphead is finally here after a few hiccups along the way, and already players have been praising the surprising difficulty levels and overall enjoyable experience. There is even an adorable Funko pop line coming out in homage to the newly released game! One feature found lacking however is the ability for online co-op, though a local couch option is available currently.
In a new interview, the game's producer Maja Moldenhauer spoke a little bit about the latest game and what Studio MDHR has in store for future updates. When asked about the potential jump to online play, Moldenhauer had this to say:
“Chad and Jared grew up playing co-op together and they were like, OK this game HAS to be co-op. So, while it’s local couch coop for now, [we’re] looking into adding online at a later date.”
The classic run and gun game isn't for the faint of heart as it heavily focuses on boss battles as Cuphead (or Mugman) travels through strange worlds in order to repay a debt to the Devil himself! The local co-op feature does make this a little bit easier, but the challenge is a hearty one and executed perfectly!
With its 1930s-esque cartoon style, stunning (yet vintage) visuals, and incredibly accurate audio stylings; Cuphead pretty much scored with players around the world. Steam even has it currently rated "Overwhelmingly Positive" with the title only coming out this week.
Because of its unique narrative and engaging design, it's understandable that players would want to be able to expand their shared experience beyond that of a simple couch co-op. Studio MDHR is aware of the demand and looks like they are weighing the benefits of this feature carefully. Could we be seeing multiplayer within the world of Cuphead? It seems likely, and we can't wait!
Cuphead is now available for Xbox One and PC. To learn more about the game and our thoughts on it, feel free to check out our full review to see if it missed the mark.