Don’t deal with the devil! Dark Horse Comics continues its line of art books with The Art of Cuphead this coming October.
Is there a game that more calls for an art book than the Xbox and PC exclusive Cuphead? The indie action/platformer debuted a while back to both critical and fan acclaim. And that’s despite it being tough as nails, not something that mass audiences usually take to these days.
The main reason, aside from the gameplay, was the art. The game is absolutely gorgeous, drawn and animated like a classic 1940’s cartoon come to life. If you haven’t seen it in action, you need to.
Now the game is making the jump from the screen to the page, to show off it’s incredible art in detail.
Get transported back to the golden age of 1930s animation with an art book celebrating the acclaimed run & gun platformer, Cuphead! Each page of this curated collection of artwork is designed to capture the vintage look and feel of the Thirties. Take a gander at the game’s traditional hand-drawn frame-by-frame animation. Peek at the early concepts, production work, and early ideas that went into the making of Cuphead’s characters, bosses, stages and more. Relive the most cherished and challenging moments of Cuphead and Mugman’s adventure to reclaim their souls from The Devil, all in a way you’ve never seen before! Guided by personal insights from game directors Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, take a one-of-a-kind trip through the Inkwell Isles and discover an all-new appreciation for Cuphead’s animation style and challenging retro gameplay.Dark Horse Comics press release