- Cuphead Dev Studio MDHR is likely working on a sequel, as teased in a new job listing for Art Director.
- The ad to secure a talented artist has also claimed that it is for a “brand new project.”
- It could also be a DLC like the one released last year, which gained popularity and further elevated the title.
The classic run-and-gun Cuphead has stood among the giants and proven to be a highly enjoyable platformer with a distinct art style. It is no wonder that the fans of the little giant want more out of the franchise. The DLC titled The Delicious Last Course was quite true to its name, and we have not had anything more after its release. However, the devs are possibly cooking the next sequel behind the curtains, as teased in a new job opening.
Alert!! We’re looking for an experienced Art Director to come on board and help shape the visual identity of a brand new project here at the studio.
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) December 14, 2023
The job listing is for the Art Director role and explicitly mentions a “brand new project” in the making, which was enough to pull swaths of excited players toward the rumor. Additionally, the worker will be responsible for “developing the style, visual language, and ultimately the core identity of an exciting new project currently in its earliest stages.”
We’re looking for an experienced Art Director to come on board and help shape the visual identity of a brand new project here at the studio,” mentions the listing.
The ad specifically asks for a developer who has “an abiding love of arcade action games from the 1980s/1990s,” asking even for a few entries in the portfolio for demonstration purposes. The fans have connected the dots and suggested that it means a Cuphead sequel is in the works. However, we know that the art style of the game is inspired by the artistic approach of cartoons from the 1930s.
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Some other fans have argued that it is a different IP altogether. The same listing also mentions the hiree to have a knack for “an up-to-date understanding of artistic trends in the gaming industry.” It implies that the art style or gameplay could closely resemble the current trends in the gaming scene.
All in all, we suggest taking the rumors with a grain of salt. The listing could just be pointing toward a new DLC in the making. However, nothing else of the sort has been shared by the team so far. In the meantime, we have prepared a detailed Cuphead Wiki with all the guides needed to make the hardcore Cuphead experience a little easier for you.
Cuphead was first unveiled in 2013 and possibly in development even before that. It came out as a timed exclusive for PC and Xbox One on September 29, 2017, followed by an eventual launch on other platforms. The DLC arrived on June 30, 2022, after ambitions grew with delays galore.
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