Cuphead, the frenetic, punishing platformer from Studio MDHR, has done alright for itself. That goes without saying. But now we can quantify “alright” with a number: three million. Yep, that’s how many copies of the game have been sold on PC and Xbox One combined.
The long-awaited hand-drawn action game is full of cartoony boss battles that demand enough precision and focus that even a single hit of damage feels unacceptable. Playing Cuphead is like a stage performance; every mistake is embarrassing, but the curtain call of each defeated boss is like nothing else.Read more
Studio MDHR accomplished this “triple platinum” feat in just over ten months, according to a blog post on the company’s website. To mark the occasion, it ran a discount on the game… which appears to have ended.
The good news is if you missed it, Studio MDHR is also celebrating with a giveaway, which is ongoing until August 17 (timezone unknown, but let’s assume PST).
Here goes! We're giving away 3 prize packs to celebrate 3 million copies of Cuphead sold! Reply to this tweet with your favorite Cuphead memory. 3 lucky winners will receive a backpack bursting with marvellous merchandise. Contest ends August 17th. You're up! pic.twitter.com/iH3xHMncmL
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) August 10, 2018
In related news, DLC entitled Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course (geddit?) is scheduled for release sometime in 2019.
Cuphead Goes Triple Platinum! [Studio MDHR]