Cuphead ‘The Delicious Last Course’ DLC Delayed Once Again (VIDEO)
Since first releasing back in 2017, Studio MDHR’s colorful run-and-gunner Cuphead has offered fans a wonderfully animated gauntlet of stunning and impressively difficult boss battles. However, the acclaimed title was always meant to receive a DLC expansion called “The Delicious Last Course,” which aims to introduce the all-new playable character Ms. Chalice as well as a handful of new bosses, levels, and abilities.
After initially being announced in 2018, the exciting add-on has repeatedly seen delay after delay, with a more specific date always seemingly out of reach. With the year nearly coming to a close, it appears Studio MDHR has once again delayed the long-awaited Cuphead DLC from its tentative 2020 launch, opting to push The Delicious Last Course back into next year’s 2021.
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. pic.twitter.com/XiU57Wcn1y
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) November 25, 2020
In a statement posted to social media, studio founders Chad and Jared Moldenhauer noted the “difficult decision” to postpone the content’s release, citing pandemic-related challenges as well as the aversion to put forward “anything less than [their] best work” into this “final” chapter. “Throughout development, we’ve challenged ourselves to put everything we learned from making Cuphead into the quality of The Delicious Last Course’s animation, design, and music,” the Twitter post said.
“Meeting this standard has been extremely challenging for us amid the global pandemic that has affected so many of our fellow developers,” the post continued. “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 the way we feel it should.”
We know many of you have been waiting to return to the Inkwell Isles, and our goal is to make the trip back there next year a truly magical one.”
While it’s a bummer that players will have to wait even longer to be severed their ‘Delicious Last Course,’ this delay isn’t entirely surprising. Cuphead itself was infamously in development for seven years as MDHR repeatedly worked to nail down the game’s classic cartoon aesthetic and staggering gameplay design. It appears the studio’s ambition to deliver a worthy add-on experience has encouraged a similar all-or-nothing quality philosophy, and hopefully, it won’t be another seven years before we see the likes of Ms. Chalice in action alongside the cup brothers.
What do you think? Are you bummed that Cupheadisn’t coming this year anymore, or do you feel that it’s ultimately the best for the game? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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