Friday, January 21, 2022

The Cuphead Show Hits Netflix Next Month, New Trailer Released

Cuphead and his trusty drink-holding brother will hit Netflix next month.  This news was announced today with the first official trailer for the series, which is called The Cuphead Show. This new trailer comes seven months after our first sneak peek at the show and as that peek indicated, The Cuphead Show will be about the titular character and his brother, Mugman, traversing the Inkwell Isles.  Click here to watch embedded media Unlike the game, which tasks players with wiping some debt owed to the Devil, it seems that the show is less about a central story such as that and more about episode-to-episode adventures that may or may not be hijacked by some devilish deeds from the Devil. However, the trailer reveals quite a few of the locales visited in Cuphead as well as many of the bosses our heroes face in the game.  “Based on the award-winning video game that smashed onto the scene with a gorgeous retro animation style, The Cuphead Show is a character-driven comedy series following the unique misadventures of loveable, impulsive scamp Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman,” a press release from Netflix reads. “As the two scour their surreal homeworld of the Inkwell Isles in search of fun and adventure, they always have each other’s back.”  As you might expect, the show retains the same retro style of animation as the game and it features the same 1920s-esque antics and comedy seen in it as well.  Click here to watch embedded media “The Cuphead Show combines nostalgic delights, side-splitting gags, and a healthy dose of the heebie jeebies – espeically when a ridiculously weird nemesis, The Devil himself, arrives on the scene to toy with our heroes.”  Netflix Animation is producing the 12-episode series, and each episode will run for 12 minutes. Cuphead creators Chad and Jared Moldenhaur from Studio MDHR are executive producers. The voice cast includes Tru Valentino (Psychonauts 2) as Cuphead, Frank Todaro (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) as Mugman, Joe Hanna (Dishonored 2) as Elder Kettle, Luke Millington-Drake as the Devil, Grey Griffin (Batman: Arkham City) as Ms. Chalice, and Wayne Brady (Who's Line Is It Anyway?) as King Dice.  The Cuphead Show was announced back in 2019, and you can read about that original announcement here. Check out our thoughts on the video game that the show is based on in Game Informer’s Cuphead review after that and then read about how Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, which features the same Ms. Chalice seen in The Cuphead Show, launches this June. Are you excited for The Cuphead Show? Let us know in the comments below! 
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    Next Week on Xbox: November 15 to 19

    Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released [email protected] games! Get more details on these games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates are subject to change). Let’s jump in!


    Grow: Song of the Evertree – November 16

    Grow: Song of the Evertree – November 16

    Grow your own worlds and nurture a deep natural connection with everything they hold. See your actions change the world for better! Bring the Evertree back to life in this breathtaking world-crafting sandbox, with life management and adventure elements.


    The Last Stand: Aftermath – November 16

    The Last Stand: Aftermath – November 16

    From the creators of The Last Stand: Union City and Dead Zone comes an all-new, single-player roguelite action adventure. After you become infected by the zombie virus, you set out to explore the post-apocalypse and find hope for your fellow survivors. You can still make a difference. Don’t give up


    Out of Line – November 16

    Out of Line – November 16

    A unique adventure game filled with beautiful puzzles all hand-drawn in a unique 2D style! Join San on his introspective journey in his quest for identity and freedom. Discover several wonderful worlds where many obstacles await you.


    Sherlock Holmes Chapter One – November 16 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

    Sherlock Holmes Chapter One – November 16 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

    As Sherlock, your legacy is written by the decisions you make in this open world detective adventure. Deception, violence, and deduction are just a few resources in your arsenal. Whether you choose brute force to solve problems or stay one step ahead of your enemies by using your wits to spot vulnerabilities, you decide what each situation demands as you hone your investigative skills.


    Surviving the Aftermath – November 16 ­– Leaving Game Preview, Launching v1.0

    Surviving the Aftermath – November 16 ­– Leaving Game Preview, Launching v1.0

    Survive and thrive in a post-apocalyptic future — resources are scarce but opportunity calls. Build the ultimate disaster proof colony, protect your colonists, and restore civilization to a devastated world. Remember: The end of the world is just the beginning.


    Them Bombs – November 16

    Them Bombs – November 16

    A text message from Dr. TiNT leads you to a ticking bomb. Will you keep a cool head and manage to defuse the bomb? One players takes on the role of the Unlikely Hero, who finds a bomb and tries to defuse it. The other one becomes the Expert, who has access to the Bomb Defusal Manual – and can’t look at the bomb. Together, your goal is to save as many lives as possible.


    Before We Leave – November 17

    Before We Leave – November 17

    A city building game set in a cozy corner of the universe. Nurture your Peeps and their surroundings while rebuilding and rediscovering civilization. Settle new lands and planets while avoiding hungry Space Whales.


    Chef’s Tail – November 17

    Chef’s Tail – November 17

    On the distant shores of a certain river, weary travelers of this underworld domain, exhausted by their long journey, are going to take the next step on their journey. But before that, why not take the bite out of that tasty steaming hot apple pie, just like your nana used to make! As the master chef of the underworld, let the traveling souls a taste of mortal food, to rejuvenate them on their long journey.


    Klang 2 – November 17

    Klang 2 – November 17

    Imprisoned in a facility at an unknown location, Klang must hone his rhythm-combat skills inside audiovisual simulations. Fast-attack the enemy with flashy fireballs. Dodge and counter enemy attacks, and deal enough lightning damage to shame even the greatest gods of mythology. Achieve a euphoric state of trance through skillful play in this rhythm-action game with hypnotic beats and high-speed combat.


    Mastho is Together – November 17 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

    Mastho is Together – November 17 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

    Help a sugar-free marshmallow fulfill his dream of finding the perfect balance between joy and vitality! Mastho is Together features precision platforming challenges in which you guide the squishy white protagonist Mastho through obstacles in wholesome side-scrolling style. Jump and air dash your way through puzzle stages with pixel-perfect collision.


    Next Space Rebels – November 17 – Xbox Game Pass

    Next Space Rebels – November 17 – Xbox Game Pass

    Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: Order some parts online, get your camera, and grow your StarTube channel through rocket tinkering and often wacky challenges! With great fame comes great responsibility, and a sudden wrench in your path to greatness will take you on a journey towards space. Available on Cloud, Console, and PC.


    Space Moth Lunar Edition – November 17

    Space Moth Lunar Edition – November 17

    1CC Games’ first shoot ’em up returns with totally overhauled visuals, all-new enemies and attacks, a deeper scoring system, remixed soundtrack and fresh player powers. Space Moth: Lunar Edition is the ultimate version of the beloved cult classic.


    Tamarin – November 17

    Tamarin – November 17

    Leap into action and discover nature in Tamarin, a third-person, action-adventure game set in beautiful Nordic scenery, starring the world’s cutest monkey. Explore an incredible interconnected 3D world, brimming with primate platforming and bug-splattering shooter action.


    Exo One – November 18 – Xbox Game Pass

    Exo One – November 18 – Xbox Game Pass

    Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: A strange signal… an alien craft… Exo One is an interplanetary, gravity-defying journey through space and time. Master a truly alien traversal system and move through enigmatic and desolate alien landscapes in ways you’ve never experienced. Use gravity and momentum to reach colossal speeds and exhilarating heights. Available on Cloud, Console, and PC.


    Fae Tactics – November 18 – Xbox Game Pass

    Fae Tactics – November 18 – Xbox Game Pass

    In Fae Tactics, follow a young magic user named Peony on her journey across a vibrant world full of mystery and danger. Summon allies, cast spells, and befriend a motley crew of characters as you dive into the growing conflicts between man and magical beings known as fae. Available on Cloud, Console, and PC.


    Space Elite Force 2 in 1 – November 18

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    In Space Elite Force, play a wide variety of stages, guns, enemies and make a lot of improvements to your ship. Face epic bosses and unlock a variety of achievements in one of three game modes. Then in Space Elite Force II, play alone or with a friend in local co-op with more depth and beautiful handcrafted pixel classic side-shooting action.


    Two Hundred Ways – November 18

    Two Hundred Ways – November 18

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    Undungeon – November 18 – Xbox Game Pass

    Undungeon – November 18 - Xbox Game Pass

    Available day one with Xbox Game Pass: Travel between dimensions and change the world around you to reconstruct the existing reality. Undungeon is a gorgeous pixel art action/RPG that blends science fiction storytelling with high-paced real time combat. Build your hero as you see fit by implanting organs in their body. Choices you make will affect the fate of the Multiverse which is on the verge of destruction.


    Battlefield 2042 – November 19 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

    Battlefield 2042 – November 19 – Optimized for Xbox Series X|S

    Battlefield 2042 marks a return to the iconic all-out warfare of the franchise. In a near-future world transformed by disorder, adapt and overcome dynamically changing battlegrounds with the help of your squad and a cutting-edge arsenal. Ultimate & Gold Edition owners can start playing now with Early Access; Standard Edition is available November 19. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play members can enjoy a 10-hour trial that’s available now as well.


    Despotism 3k – November 19

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    Exploit puny humans to extract power and build your own empire! You’ll have to keep track of them to make sure they don’t succumb to exhaustion and hunger… although the weakest ones can always be thrown to the Bioreactor in this resource management sim with rogue-lite elements.


    Nerf Legends – November 19

    Nerf Legends – November 19

    Nerf Legends thrusts you into a futuristic, sci-fi world where you’ll come face-to-face with legions of robot enemies and ultimate boss masters. Armed with a wide array of Nerf blasters based on their iconic, real-world counterparts, you’ll thwart formidable enemies while being challenged to pull off the most impressive high-flying trick shots.


    Smoots Golf – November 19

    Smoots Golf – November 19

    Will you be the Golf Champion? Visit golf courses in 5 unique locations for a fun and endless multiplayer golf experience! With 45 different golf holes to master, try for precise shots and go for a hole in one!


    Total Arcade Racing – November 19

    Total Arcade Racing – November 19

    Relive your childhood memories and take this fun arcade racing game for a ride. Play solo or up to 8 friends in different game modes on a single screen. Total Arcade Racing is a tribute to classic arcade racing games where you zip around in closed circuits.

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