Developer Studio MDHR Entertainment Publisher Microsoft Studios Format Xbox One Release September 29
Three years after its debut on Microsoft’s stage and with development on the game now well into its seventh year, the end is almost in sight for Cuphead: it will, we’re assured, be finally with us soon. The game has had an awkward history at E3: non-playable the year it was announced, decried as nothing more than a hot-looking boss rush the year after and then, last year, damned for its cobbled-together platforming sections. Perhaps that’s why it wasn’t playable at the show this year. Given that meagre team size, it’s probably the right call to finish it instead of knocking out another demo, but it was a disappointing, conspicuous absence – even if people would’ve probably slagged it off.