In an unfortunately all-too-rare move in the games industry, Studio MDHR, the small indie team behind 2017’s run-and-gunner Cuphead, announced Tuesday that they would be delaying an expansion to their hit game due to concerns over how a rushed development would affect developer health and well-being.
The DLC expansion, cleverly named the Delicious Last Course, was announced in June with a vague release date of 2019. A statement co-signed by lead developers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer pushed back the release to 2020, and attributed the delay to meeting “the meticulous level of care and quality we always strive for” and making “things in a way that’s healthy and sustainable for our team.”
Bon Appetit!! Here is your first-ever peek at gameplay from Cuphead’s DLC expansion, The Delicious Last Course!https://t.co/l4xDx33EIX
We’ll be taking a page out of Chef Saltbaker’s book and spending time to get this recipe just right, so expect the full meal in 2020! pic.twitter.com/kW0Ctc21oY
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) July 2, 2019
Mary Poppins said a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, so Studio MDHR sweetened the bitter news with the first gameplay trailer for the Delicious Last Course. The trailer shows off the new third playable character Ms. Chalice, as well as two winter-themed bosses.
A first look at the Cuphead DLC! 2 of the new bosses revealed ! pic.twitter.com/p8e89osNrH
— FADEL – MARIO MAKER HYPE (@MTLSaiyan) July 2, 2019
Watch the trailer for Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course below.