It has been a tough go for Cuphead‘s The Scrumptious Final Course DLC. It was introduced in June 2018 with launch anticipated someday in 2019, however a yr later it was delayed into 2020. “We wish to be completely sure that this subsequent journey feels at dwelling on the earth of Cuphead and is stuffed with moments that shock and delight gamers,” Studio MDHR mentioned on the time.
However with 2020 almost over, The Scrumptious Final Course has been delayed once more, this time due to the difficulties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In true Studio MDHR trend, we aren’t content material for this closing chapter to be something lower than our greatest work. All through growth, we have challenged ourselves to place all the things we discovered from making Cuphead into the standard of The Scrumptious Final Course’s animation, design, and music,” the studio mentioned.
“Assembly this customary has been extraordinarily difficult for us amid the worldwide pandemic that has affected so lots of our fellow builders. Somewhat than compromise on our imaginative and prescient in response to COVID, we have made the troublesome determination to push again the discharge of The Scrumptious Final Course till we’re assured it’ll delight the Cuphead group the way in which we really feel it ought to.”
Within the wake of the continued international pandemic affecting so many, we’ve made the troublesome determination to push again the discharge of The Scrumptious Final Course. For our fantastic Cuphead group, we have ready a letter from Studio MDHR founders Chad & Jared Moldenhauer to share extra. pic.twitter.com/XiU57Wcn1yNovember 25, 2020
This is not the primary Cuphead-involved delay we have skilled through the years: Cuphead itself was initially scheduled for a 2016 launch however did not truly come out till September 2017. It turned out to be well worth the wait, as we known as it “a demanding however supremely rewarding fashionable 2D shooter that appears and sounds unbelievable” in our 86/100 review. In 2019, it surpassed five million copies offered, which is good too.
An up to date launch goal hasn’t been revealed, however we’re now on the finish of November, and since The Scrumptious Final Course had by no means been given a extra particular launch date than 2020 (which, for the second, remains to be listed on Steam), I feel the secure wager is that we’re now 2021. I’ve reached out to Studio MDHR for extra data, and can replace if I obtain a reply.