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 Cuphead  crosses 1 million copies sold

Cuphead crosses 1 million copies sold

October 13, 2017 | By Alissa McAloon

October 13, 2017 | By Alissa McAloon
More: Console/PC, Indie

Studio MDHR’s hand-drawn throwback Cuphead has sold over 1 million copies, just two short weeks after its release.

While the quick pace at which Cuphead reached 1 million sold is noteworthy in itself, it’s especially impressive considering the game only launched on Xbox One and PC.

In a short blog post, Studio MDHR co-founders Chad and Jared Moldenhauer announced the milestone and took a moment to thank fans for the success of their visually distinctive run-and-gun platformer and talk briefly about the game itself.

“We have worked tirelessly over the past few years to deliver a game that remained true to our vision and we are both humbled and excited that so many people from around the world are playing Cuphead," reads the post. "It truly makes it all worth it.”

The game itself was announced back in 2014 and quickly drew no small amount of attention with its 1930’s styled animation. As members of the development team have explained, the look is replicated by hand-drawing each and every frame of animation for the game, including backgrounds, characters, and effects. 

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