Studio MDHR announced that the Cuphead The Delicious Last Course has been delayed due to complications caused by COVID-19.
In a letter signed by Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, it’s revealed that the expansion will launch in 2021 to maintain the quality of the game.
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.
The letter also mentions that the development team is disappointed to announce the delay, they affirm that the main challenge is to surpass the quality of the animation, design, and music of the original game.
‘Meeting this standar has been extremely challenging for us amid the global pandemic that has affected so many of our fellow developers. Rather than compromise on our vision in response to COVID, we’ve made the difficult decision to push back the release of The Delicious Last Course until we are confident it will delight the Cuphead community that we feel it should.’
The Delicious Last Course was announced at E3 2018, the expansion was originally scheduled to release in 2019. However, the development team struggled with the quality of production and it was inevitably delayed to earlier this year, COVID-19 caused the delay of the expansion as it has happened to several other development studios in the industry.
The Cuphead community expressed its support to the development team after the second delay of the highly anticipated expansion.
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era: traditional hand-drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.