Enchanted Portals Accused Of Ripping Off Cuphead (VIDEO)
Xixo Games Studio is set to launch a Kickstarter campaign for their newest game Enchanted Portals. However, some are suggesting that the game resembles another 2D run-and-gun platformer Cuphead – perhaps too much so. Want to decide for yourself? Here’s the latest gameplay trailer for Enchanted Portals:
Obviously, if you’ve played Cuphead, you can see the animation styles are very similar. They both have that 1930s Disney cartoon aesthetic and both are run-and-gun platformers. Enchanted Portals is about two wizards and a cat who are lost in the multiverse and must find their way home through multiple worlds. Cuphead is basically the same story, except… it’s about cups.
The folks over at Polygon recently spoke to Xixo artist Gemma, who opened up about why Enchanted Portals seems so similar to Cuphead. Yes, of course Cuphead was a huge inspiration for Enchanted Portals,” Gemma said. “We’re both avid fans and we wanted to make something similar, but always from a place of respect and admiration for the original. We were prepared for some backlash, but the trailer definitely reached way more people than we could ever anticipate, and all the hate and negativity coming our way has definitely had a huge impact on us.”
That being said, along with all those negative responses, a lot of people have also reached out to us to say they adore the game and they would love to see it succeed. So we’re trying to turn our attention more towards all those who are supporting us and sending their love for the game.”
The animation styles for these games are so similar it’s understandable to think they were made by the same developers. One thing that could set the games apart is the difficulty level. Cuphead is notoriously challenging. If Enchanted Portals could end up being a watered-down, easier version for casual gamers. However, that still begs the question as to why they look almost exactly the same.
Enchanted Portals Kickstarter campaign is set to launch on Oct 24.
What do you think of Enchanted Portals? Is it different enough from Cuphead or a total rip off? Let us know in the comment section below and stay tuned with Don’t Feed The Gamers for more news. Be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for more updates as they come.
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