Well, it seems like patience certainly is a virtue! The 2021 Game Awards was certainly a show full of surprises, and one of the biggest yet for new releases and experiences coming to the world of gaming. One such announcement finally lifted what seemed like a crushing weight of worry from gamer’s shoulders: the official release date for the Cuphead DLC, The Delicious Last Course! Is it June 30th, 2022 yet?
Done at last are the days of delays and empty press releases, as a ton of information was shared about what fans can expect from this DLC package! A brand new island to explore, new bosses to face, new power-ups – so much stuff awaits us. It’s all a little overwhelming, but exciting at the same time, and there are a few things, in particular, we can’t wait to finally see. Here are five of those things to look forward to in The Delicious Last Course:
The Legendary Chalice was always one of the more interesting and helpful characters in the base game of Cuphead. When you saved her from those evil ghosts in the mausoleum, she rewarded you with Super Arts to add to your arsenal and get the edge on those gnarly bosses in a pinch. But it seems like she’s not just a damsel-in-distress, as she’s joining in the fight as the lovely Ms. Chalice!
It seems she shares many of the same traits as both Cuphead and Mugman in terms of how she plays – apart from being significantly more adorable, let’s be real – but she also certainly possesses traits unique to her to stand out from them. We can’t wait to see what the lovely Ms. Chalice has in up her sleeves on DLC Island and beyond!
Let’s face it: Cuphead is hard. Like, really, really hard, and a major part of that difficulty stems from the sheer variety and intensity of its many bosses. No one boss is like any other, and learning how to tackle each one with just the right strategy is part of the magic – and of course, PAIN of the modern platforming adventure.
So it only makes sense that the Delicious Last Course would bring even more suffer- I mean, fun! Fun and brand new bosses to take on! It seems we’ve already been introduced to quite a few, including Glumstone The Giant, Snow Monster, Sheriff Winchester, and the Chess Knight, though it’s likely there’s even more than just these. We look forward to seeing what Studio MHDR has up there sleeves this time!
DLC Island looks like an absolute treat, and a fantastic addition to the base game of Cuphead in both concept and execution. Bringing players to a whole new island to explore outside of the Inkwell Isles is genius, and it seems it will offer a variety of new and exciting environments for players to explore!
With everything from a snowy mountainscape to a wide-open ranch, DLC Island is set to be an expansion large enough to be considered its own game, and we couldn’t be more excited to see just what else awaits us in this new land.
Another thing that makes Cuphead such a fun time is the variety of NPCs you can encounter outside of the bosses. Each and every one isn’t exactly like the rest, and some like Porkrind – and of course The Legendary Chalice – can be extremely helpful, giving the player items and power-ups to use. Well, it seems like Studio MDHR is eager to introduce another character that fits this category in the form of Chef Saltbaker!
While we don’t know much about this character as of right now, it’s exciting to see a brand new character joining the Cup Trio on their adventures. What kind of quest is Ms. Chalice trying to complete for him? What kind of fun and unique power-ups will he provide to the player? We’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we?
In addition to the bosses, Cuphead is perhaps most well-known for the items and powers the player can make use of to battle said bosses. From the Lobber and the Spread Shot to upgrade your shooting game, or the smoke bomb and Twin Heart to save you in a pinch, each item does something different and adds a new layer of fun and challenge to the gameplay.
And it seems like the Delicious Last Course is set to introduce a wave of new accessories for players to add to their arsenal! We’ll have to wait to see the details, but little glimpses here and there are more than enough to get out gears turning, so only time will tell what new items await on DLC Island.
And those were five things we’re most looking forward to seeing in the Cuphead – The Delicious Last Course! What new features are you most excited to see? What other things do you hope Studio MDHR adds to the colorful world? Let us know in the comments below!