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.
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]