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Studio MDHR, King Features, and pop culture specialist Fanattik team up for Cuphead collectibles

A new wave of Cuphead merch incoming!

Fanattik, who specialises in creating limited edition collectibles for the European market, have partnered with Studio MDHR and King Features Syndicate to add the highly successful, award-winning, five-times platinum video game Cuphead to their portfolio. The deal was brokered by Allsorts Licensing, King Features’ UK agent.

In 2020, Fanattik will debut Cuphead-inspired collectible gifts including coins, coasters, pins, bottle openers, key rings, and money boxes, as well as exclusive products for a number of pop culture retailers. The items will range in price from £6 to £25.

“This highly imaginative game sold its first million copies in less than two weeks. With a Netflix animated series on the way, and new publishing and graphic novels in the pipeline, this is a brand both ourselves and our retail partners are really excited about,” said Anthony Marks, M.D Fanattik.

Featuring brothers and best pals Cuphead and Mugman, Cuphead, a classic run and gun action game heavily focuses on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, including traditional hand-drawn animation, watercolour backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.

The BAFTA award-winning video game will be releasing new downloadable content in 2020 which includes a new playable character Ms. Chalice, and features more MDHR’s signature and celebrated hand drawn artwork.

Cuphead in Carnival Chaos: A Cuphead Novel launching March 3rd, 2020

What a novel idea

Fans of the award-winning and visually stunning video game can see Cuphead, Mugman, and friends like never before in this original, illustrated middle-grade novel. Join them on their adventure as they make merry mischief in the vibrant and topsy-turvy world of the Inkwell Isles!

It's a special day on the Inkwell Isles: Elder Kettle's birthday! Yes, sirree, it's a very special day. So Cuphead and Mugman need to find the perfect gift to honor their beloved mentor. But along the way, the brothers and their new friend Ms. Chalice are captivated by the sights and sounds of the carnival that just rolled into town. Despite Elder Kettle's warning that the attraction is filled with liars and thieves, the trio gets reeled in.

At the carnival, the friends are bamboozled and burgled by enemies, old and new. Will they escape the chaos and get their gift before it's too late?

Includes over 20 never-before-seen illustrations drawn by Studio MDHR's Lance Miller that feature hidden items for an interactive treasure hunt!

Cuphead in Carnival Chaos: A Cuphead Novel is set to launch on March 3rd, 2020, and is priced at $15. You can preorder your copy here.

IGN Video - T-Pain VS Xavier Woods in a Cuphead Boss Speedrun

WWE Superstar Xavier Woods and legendary rapper T-Pain squared off against each other and legions of TwitchCon fans at the Aliwenware Outpost, speedrunning Cuphead bosses for gamer glory. Besides bragging rights, one lucky winner walks away with a brand-new Dell Alienware Area 51 gaming PC set and a ton of IGNxAlienware swag.

Studio MDHR releases Cuphead wallpapers

Celebrate in style!

2 years on the market and 5 million sold. Studio MDHR has a lot to celebrate with Cuphead! They want to enjoy that celebration with fans as well, which is why they've put together some wallpapers for fans to grab. Click on the tweet above to download the full-size wallpapers for each image!

Cuphead on-sale for 20% off to celebrate 5 million copies sold, and its second anniversary

Knockout!

As of today, Cuphead is now 2 years old! Sure, it hasn't been on the Switch for two years, but Switch owners can definitely get in on the celebration! Studio MDHR has announced that they'll be celebrating the 2-year anniversary with a special 20% off sale for the game, which runs for 1 week. This special sale is also in honor of the game hitting 5 million units sold!

Cuphead soundtrack becomes the first ever game soundtrack to hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts

Knockout!

Now this is a very cool thing to see. The Billboard Jazz charts have come out, and believe it or not, the 'Selected Tunes from Cuphead' album has shot all the way up to #1! That's not #1 for gaming soundtrack charts, but #1 on the Jazz charts overall. This is the very first time a gaming soundtrack has taken #1 on the Jazz charts, and it's certainly well deserving of the honor.

Official Cuphead sheet music now available

Some real toe-tappin' tunes

Attention all marching bands and jazzy 1930s-era enthusiasts! Studio MDHR has released official Cuphead sheet music! The music isn't free, but if you're willing to cough up some cash, you can have a selection of tunes to play right now! Check out the options right here.

God of War's art director creates a Cuphead tribute

Some real high-class art


Raf Grassetti, art director on God of War, has taken some time away from all things Kratos to put together a tribute to Cuphead. The piece features Cuphead and Mugman in CG style, but still stays true to the original design of the characters. Looks good enough to be turned into a figurine to me!

GoNintendo Video - Why I'm REALLY excited for Netflix's The Cuphead Show

So thirsty!

Netflix announced The Cuphead Show earlier this week, which is an animated series inspired by the game. We don't know too much about the series just yet, but what we DO know has me really excited. Let me tell you why!

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Studio MDHR talks The Cuphead Show's animation and music stylings, don't have anything to share on a Cuphead sequel

Drink it all in

Cuphead is making its way to Netflix as an animated series, which seems like an absolutely fantastic idea. There's only been one piece of promo art so far, which has fans wondering what kind of approach the animation team will take with the series. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Studio MDHR's Chad Moldenhauer gives a slight hint as to what we can expect.

Right now we aren't sharing any specific details on the show's visual style. For more news as it becomes available, stay tuned to our social channels, Netflix's social channels, or the new Cuphead Show Twitter feed. With that said, we're keen to stay as far away from computer-assisted puppeteer animation as possible and are proud to be working with a creative team that really believes in the value of hand animation.

Almost as important as the game's visuals is the soundtrack. Can we expect the Netflix series to offer up something similar in the music department?

While there's a shared reverence between ourselves and Netflix for the jazz, big band, and orchestral music that was featured in Cuphead, we don't have anything to announce at this time about the music for The Cuphead show.

There's no denying that Cuphead has been an absolutely huge success. The game has found millions of fans on all platforms, which paved the way for this Netflix cartoon. With all the buzz around the series in general, can fans expect a sequel down the road?

Right now, as a studio, our full energies are dedicated to development of Cuphead's DLC expansion, The Delicious Last Course, which we recently announced is being shifted to a 2020 release window so that we can give it the care and attention we feel it deserves. We're pouring our hearts into making sure it's a new Cuphead adventure that fans will love, and don't have any other announcements to make beyond that right now.

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