Yesterday we shared the trailer for Enchanted Portals, which for all intents and purposes, is Cuphead made by a different company. Take out Cuphead and switch in a different character, and you have Enchanted Portals. This didn't sit well with many Cuphead fans, who took to Twitter to send angry messages to Xixo, the two-man team working on the game. Polygon has managed to contact Xixo for a statement on the backlash, which you can find below.
“Yes, of course Cuphead was a huge inspiration for Enchanted Portals. We’re both avid fans and we wanted to make something similar, but always from a place of respect and admiration for the original. We were prepared for some backlash, but the trailer definitely reached way more people than we could ever anticipate, and all the hate and negativity coming our way has definitely had a huge impact on us.
That being said, along with all those negative responses, a lot of people have also reached out to us to say they adore the game and they would love to see it succeed. So we’re trying to turn our attention more towards all those who are supporting us and sending their love for the game."