Get Even Saltier In The New Cuphead DLC, Coming 2020

Get Even Saltier In The New Cuphead DLC, Coming 2020
Credit: Studio MDHR

Cuphead has quite a sterling reputation, and a bit of a notorious one. Combing platformer with bullet hell and saturated in classic old-school cartoon instrumental jazz, it won hearts for its frantic and zany action, kooky characters, and unique style. And those hearts were immediately shattered when it was shown just how difficult the game is. It’s ‘Nintendo Hard’ at its finest, and beating a level, any level, is a monumental achievement worth celebrating. If you haven’t snapped your controller in half, of course.

Cuphead has seen a lot of updates in its two-year life, but the next one coming is, dare I say it? Legendary.

A third member is joining Cuphead and Mugman in their slow dance with the devil. And it’s one we all know; the Legendary Chalice, who’s now going by Ms. Chalice. She, along with a new isle and new bosses to go with it, arrive with another new face, the jolly chef Saltbaker, whom Ms. Chalice seems to be working on a secret quest for. The two arrive in an expansion known as The Delicious Last Course.

What’s known so far about the DLC is limited, but the trailer shows just enough to whet our appetites and get our trigger fingers itching again. Ms. Chalice having access to a double jump is also likely to lend to new avenues of gameplay. As for the secret quest, who knows what we could expect to see. It’ll have to wait, because The Delicious Last Course isn’t coming until 2020.

Now, for those who haven’t been keeping up with Cuphead, The Delicious Last Course was initially slated for a 2019 release date, but has been delayed for the next year. Studio MDHR, however, is more than willing to be transparent about their reasoning, co-director Chad Moldenhaur staying “…our highest priority is making sure this new adventure meets the meticulous level of care and quality we always strive for.”

In this age of games being released with unfulfilling or unfinished content, such a declaration is a welcome reprieve from long periods of silence and ambiguity, and for all the sheer difficulty Cuphead represents, it’s nice that they still devote themselves to delivering the most quality content they can.

All good things come to those who wait, and if Studio MDHR is famous for one thing, it’s rewarding patience, a trait Cuphead fans likely have in extremely huge supply given the amount of rage compilations and shrieks of anger after having been killed by a plant thirty times in a row.

The Delicious Last Course, again, is due out 2020, for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC. Until it’s time to chow down in style, stay and play savvy, gamers.