StudioMDHR has been working on Cuphead in one way or other for over a decade now. With Delicious Last Course imminent, though, StudioMDHR has to look toward the future. Could there be more Cuphead after Cuphead?
According to Maja Moldenhauer, StudioMDHR got to work on Delicious Last Course because it still had left plenty of Cuphead on the cutting room floor after the first time around. Elements such as a playable Miss Chalice, and many of Delicious Last Course’s new bosses, were ideas born during the original game’s development that needed the extra time of a DLC to see the light of day.
But now, with Delicious Last Course wrapped, Moldenhauer says there’s nothing left sitting on a drawing board somewhere. “We got it all in.”
So where does that leave StudioMDHR, a studio that has been about nothing but Cuphead since 2010? Moldenhauer confirms that while this is indeed the end of Cuphead ‘Don’t Deal With the Devil,’ it’s certainly not the end for the studio’s work. She isn’t giving specifics just yet about whether or not the sentient drinking vessels will return in the future, but she did offer one clue:
“The sky is the limit,” she says. “We have a lot of ideas in our head in terms of where we want to go, what we want to do. I will say that we love 2D animation. We love pencil to paper, but beyond that, it can go anywhere.”
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Whatever Moldenhauer has up her sleeve, it will likely take quite a while before we see it given the long development cycle of both Cuphead and Delicious Last Course – a fact Moldenhauer isn’t too concerned about, as long as it means the team at StudioMDHR is taken care of.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.