Two months ago, Studio MDHR announced a physical retail version of the hit Cuphead. The gripping trailer features physical puppets of Cuphead and his friends at sea, searching for sunken treasure. What they found was news about the physical and collector’s edition of Cuphead. The cute trailer is only about a minute long, but the setting and puppet design are so intricate that you wonder how much effort went into creating the trailer.
Today, the studio released a behind-the-scenes look at how their iam8bit retail partner created the sets and puppets of that trailer. You can see how to build the team and shoot it in the video below.
Studio MDHR director Maja Moldenhauer said in a press release: “The physical version of Cuphead is something we have long been looking forward to. “Much of the nostalgia that drives Cuphead’s design revolves around the great, tactile experience of taking your favorite game off the shelf, unboxing, and plunging into a new challenge or grand adventure. There’s nothing like it, and we’re incredibly pleased with the teams at iam8bit and Skybound for helping us bring Cuphead into the hands of players with the same meticulous care and craftsmanship that underpins the way we do it. making the game. Studio MDHR, I really can’t think of a better way to complete things than with this release.”
If you missed the final product, you can check out the resulting trailer below.
The physical version, which retails for $40, includes the base game in the box, the 2022 expansion, The Delicious Last Course, six Cuphead fun collectibles, a Cuphead Club membership card, and Exclusive interior artwork by StudioMDHR. The Collector’s Edition sells for $200 and includes the standard physical edition, a Cuphead handmade puppet, a hand-cranked music box, an O-sleeve for the game box, etc.
The physical version of Cuphead is now available at retailers worldwide and iam8bit store. The Collector’s Edition is available exclusively at iam8bit for pre-order now, with shipping due in Q1 2023. Cuphead originally launched in 2017 on Xbox and PC before coming to Switch in 2019 and PlayStation in 2020. Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, launched on all platforms this June.