Cuphead, the notoriously hair-ripping 2D side-scrolling shooter has dropped on the PlayStation Store for $19.99 USD. PS4 owners can download the game starting immediately.
Originally released as a timed exclusive for PC and Xbox One in 2017, Cuphead was developed by Canadian-based StudioMDHR with a unique Disney-type animation and 1930s fantasy setting. The game was also progressively difficult as two players could team up to beat crushing, unique bosses.
Cuphead was later released on the Nintendo Switch while PlayStation fans continued to wait more than a year. The latest indie update over Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest officially announced the PS4 version of the base game while it launched moments after the trailer live streamed.
According to StudioMDHR, there’s also some additional DLC coming for all versions of the game. Called The Delicious Last Course, it would add some new levels to the base game and throw in a variety of harder-to-beat bosses specifically designed for tormenting 100 per-centers. It also expands on the game’s simple story, about the titular Cuphead and his brother Mugman as they go on a rampage across their land to repay a debt to the Devil.
According to CGMagazine’s Zubi Khan in his 9/10 Switch review, Cuphead brought players back in time while it was “a love letter to the by-gone era of side-scrolling, shoot ’em ups.” It was also packed with smooth, simple and sharp gameplay that took notes from Dark Souls for a trial-and-error play style.
Like the other console versions, those on PS4 can play at home with couch co-op and enjoy all the previously included updates that make Cuphead its most definitive game yet. You can download the game over the PlayStation Store right now for $26.99 CAD or $19.99 USD and requires only less than 4GB of storage space.