Netflix supplied a short take a look at its new Cuphead present immediately as a part of its ongoing, E3 2021-adjacent Geeked Week occasion. And whereas there’s nonetheless no launch date, they did reveal that inimitable Whose Line Is It Anyway? star Wayne Brady shall be voicing antagonist King Dice. It ought to come as no shock that he sounds unimaginable.
The present, appropriately titled The Cuphead Show!, follows the adventures of the titular Cuphead and his brother Mugman. Plot particulars are scarce, however the presence of King Dice implies the drink-holding siblings will doubtless come into contact along with his boss, the precise, soul-stealing Devil, sooner or later throughout its run. And whereas it doesn’t seem like a precise, 1:1 analogue with the sport, the Netflix present’s unbelievable mirroring of these distinctive visuals nonetheless completely places it heads-and-shoulders above most fashionable animation.
Other voice actors engaged on The Cuphead Show! embody Tru Valentino (Fast & Furious Spy Racers) and Frank Todaro (Genshin Impact, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) as Cuphead and Mugman, respectively.
Cuphead the online game first debuted 2017, shortly amassing an enormous following due to its controversially old-school, Max Fleischer-inspired visuals. Over improvement, Cuphead modified from a straight-up boss rush so as to add run-and-gun parts, however the sport’s large, tough, steadily irritating boss battles positively stay the crux of the expertise. Cuphead has since appeared on a number of platforms, together with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and even Tesla’s electric automobiles.
A deliberate Cuphead growth often known as The Delicious Last Course can be within the works, although, as with the Netflix present, it at the moment has no launch date. The replace provides a brand new playable character in Ms. Chalice in addition to quite a lot of new boss battles and ranges to overcome. Ms. Chalice can be set to look within the Netflix animated collection, voiced by Grey Griffin (Bayonetta, Injustice 2).