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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    Aeterna Noctis — The King of Darkness’s weapons and abilities

    Aeterna Noctis, our team’s action-exploration game, launches on PlayStation 5 December 15. The game takes full advantage of the power of PlayStation 5 and the DualSense wireless controller. Aeterna Noctis feels like an action and exploration game from start to finish offering a large world to discover made up of 16 different and interconnected areas, presenting a diverse weaponry and a large skill tree that will delight players. Let’s take a closer look at the weapons and abilities you’ll wield in Aeterna Noctis.


    Aeterna Noctis — The King of Darkness’s weapons and abilities

    Weapons of Aeterna Noctis

    The weapon roster of the King of Darkness, the main character of this adventure, includes several ranged and melee tools created to defeat hordes of enemies and legendary bosses. 

    Sword

    The trusty melee weapon of the King of Darkness. This is one of the most versatile weapons in the game. A devastating blade with high speed and movement varieties. Perfect for almost any combat situation.

    Scythe

    Called “The Bloodthirsty Weapon” according to the game’s lore, it’s a weapon that speaks for itself. This huge two-handed scythe decimates enemies upon impact in a bloody flourish. Splattered life essence helps the King of Darkness heal.

    Axe

    The heaviest weapon of the list, and can be found a few hours into the adventure. Players can charge up a powerful swing to crush enemies. Perfect for cleaving through large groups of enemies.

    Spear 

    Death from above. The King of Darkness can pierce foes with the spear when jumping or falling from high up.

    Katana

    One of the most versatile melee weapons of Aeterna Noctis. The King of Darkness’s katana allows the player to charge attacks, destroy enemy projectiles, perform special combos, and teleport behind enemies

    In addition to these deadly implements, the King of Darkness also wields various projectiles and ranged weapons.

    Shuriken

    This sharp throwing star chases enemies and causes them to bleed — another great opportunity for the King of Darkness to leech some health back.

    Arrows

    The King of Darkness attacks with a range of projectiles, which can activate certain switches, help solve puzzles, and avoid hazards. Players will learn to use a range of arrows, including light, darkness, and blood. The light on the DualSense controller even indicates which arrow is currently equipped, like yellow to indicate light. Look forward to feeling the impact of these magical arrows thanks to the DualSense controller’s haptics.

    Innovative teleport arrows let the King transport themselves wherever the projectile hits, a great example of abilities that have puzzle-solving and combat utility. Aeterna Noctis also features classic exploration abilities like dash and double jumping. 

    Power gems

    These precious stones let players enhance weapons and abilities. By combining these gems and the different skill tree builds, players can enhance the King of Darkness to suit their play style. And don’t worry, you can easily reset the King’s skills to create a new build.

    We’re so excited for players to venture into the gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D world we’ve created when Aeterna Noctis launches on PS5 December 15.

    By PlayStation Official blog (blog.playstation.com)

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