"Throughout this year we discussed reducing the scope to make a 2016 release, but we made the difficult decision to delay the launch in order to ship with our vision intact," Studio MDHR co-founder Chad Moldenhauer wrote on the developer’s website. "We are happy to announce that Cuphead will be coming to Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam in Mid-2017."
Cuphead was originally unveiled in 2014, and while it was expected to arrive sometime this year — it was on multiple Polygon editors’ most anticipated games of 2016 lists — the game didn’t have a firm release date.
Our most recent look at Cuphead, which draws inspiration from 1930s cartoons and 16-bit era games like Gunstar Heroes, Contra 3 and Super Mario World, comes from PAX West. You can check out more than six minutes of co-op boss battle gameplay in the video below.