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Cuphead developer delays Delicious Last Course DLC to 2020

Studio MDHR says it wants to avoid crunch making Cuphead’s final DLC

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Cuphead’s final episode is going to need more time in the oven. Developer Studio MDHR announced today that Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course has been delayed to 2020. The add-on was originally planned for release sometime this year.

Studio MDHR said it wants to continue to polish Cuphead’s DLC and to avoid an unhealthy development cycle, an increasingly common refrain.

“While we initially announced a 2019 release date for the Delicious Last Course expansion, our highest priority is making sure this new adventure meets the meticulous level of care and quality we always strive for,” Chad Moldenhauer, co-director at Studio MDHR, said in a statement. “We want to be absolutely certain that this next adventure feels at home in the world of Cuphead and is full of moments that surprise and delight players. Furthermore, the development of the original game taught us a great deal about the importance of making things in a way that’s healthy and sustainable for our team.

“With that in mind, we’re taking a page out of Chef Saltbaker’s book, and spending the necessary time to get the recipe just right — this means that we’ll be moving the release of The Delicious Last Course to 2020. This wasn’t an easy decision to make, but we’re confident it’s one that will result in a higher quality experience that’s all the sweeter when it does arrive.”

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course will add an all-new island to explore and new character, Ms. Chalice. The add-on is in development for Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, and Xbox One. A new teaser for the DLC can be viewed above.

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