Physical Release Planned for Cuphead

While Cuphead has been out for a little while now and various forms of merchandise are being announced for the game, many fans simply want a physical copy of the throwback run-and-gun action game. Now, we’ve learned that Studio MDHR is happily obliging grognards like myself as they’re planning a physical release for the game.

The news comes via a response to a fan that simply asked for a physical release, over on Twitter.

The developer responded by confirming “We have plans — and will eventually have a physical release (collector’s edition, etc)!”

So there you have it – a physical release is coming however we might not hear anything about that (pricing, PC or Xbox One, contents for the CE, etc) for awhile.

Cuphead is now available for Windows PC and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can find our review for the game here (we recommend it with our highest praise!).

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  • chaoguy

    It’s almost like taking the time to really understand a visual & gameplay style, then working hard to perfect it pays off.
    Kudos to them. Here’s hoping they continue their level of quality.

  • MusouTensei

    Then I’ll be waiting for that.

  • Mr0303

    Hopefully it’s not part of the Limited Run extortion racket.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I was hyped, but I’ll be tempering expectations after that reminder. Have LRG published anything on Xbox?

  • Mr0303

    No idea. I don’t follow them that closely.


    I hope they develop some new game content for this.

  • Travis Touchdown

    I’ll wait a year before buying it… I’d prefer to play this game on Switch.

  • ProtomanBlues

    They have not. Only PS4, Vita, and maybe 3 or 4 PC games (if that many)

  • DrearierSpider

    They’ve confirmed multiple times that is a lifetime console exclusive. This is what you corporate slaves reap for bragging about and encouraging exclusives as a business model.

  • Now this is how all devs should handle Physical releases.

  • Its not coming to PS4.

  • catazxy

    Pretty nice, but platformers are not really my cup of tea.

  • Travis Touchdown

    The Xbox One will be a dead console soon. I really do think the X is going to kill the Xbox as a whole.

    A multi plat release is inevitable, I think. Especially since it’s already on PC.

  • Nagato

    Cuphead will be a Nordic joint again, like Ori and Quantum Break before it.

    Game perfectly fits the exact same profile Ori did too (MS exclusive artsy+oldschool indie grab), although with Cuphead’s massive success I’d dare say this is likely to get an artbook added as well.

  • sanic

    I’ll be pissed if it comes with an art book, I thought about waiting but I wanted to support this actually good looking indie game, sick of pixel art dog shit.

  • deadmancrawling

    I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that, in 2017, someone promised and actually delivered.

  • DrearierSpider

    If the console were truly dead, its library and 3rd party support would look more like the Wii U’ s. It may pale in comparison to the competition, but it still sells enough software that devs think it’s worth the time developing for.

  • Zack Attack

    I already have this downloaded on Xbox One and have the sealed soundtrack sampler, but I will double dip for a collectors edition. This game is too good.

  • MusouTensei

    I have an XB1 as well.

  • Ruggarell

    Bro you serious? How is the most refined genre in all of gaming not your cup of tea? Let me guess you enjoy long ass JRPGs with filler content and visual Novels?

  • Odd for a guy that give Sony free blow jobs not to like Jrpgs. Hmm…

  • Ruggarell

    Who said I dislike JRPGs?

  • Ruggarell

    And also just because I prefer playstation/sony consoles does not mean that I have to automatically enjoy JRPGs. Plenty of people who prefer Playstation/sony consoles does not play or enjoy JRPGs.

  • dathip

    I will DEFINITELY get an xbox one collectors edition!!

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Its just a code in a box LMFAO! NICE “””””preservation””””” of media there guys!

  • RichardGristle

    Why don’t you just download it off the Cuckstation store :^)