Cuphead was just one of the games from Microsoft Studios that released on Nintendo Switch this year. The game is renowned for its 1930s cartoon art style and that art is being compiled into a limited edition compendium. Here’s the description:
Get transported back to the golden age of 1930s animation with an art book celebrating the acclaimed run & gun platformer, Cuphead! Each page of this curated collection of artwork is designed to capture the vintage look and feel of the Thirties. Take a gander at the game’s traditional hand-drawn frame-by-frame animation. Peek at the early concepts, production work, and early ideas that went into the making of Cuphead‘s characters, bosses, stages and more, including never-before-seen content from the upcoming DLC! Relive the most cherished and challenging moments of Cuphead and Mugman’s adventure to reclaim their souls from The Devil, all in a way you’ve never seen before! Guided by personal insights from game directors Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, take a one-of-a-kind trip through the Inkwell Isles and discover an all-new appreciation for Cuphead‘s animation style and challenging retro gameplay.
Dark Horse Books and Studio MDHR are thrilled to present this beautiful, limited edition package of The Art of Cuphead! Included in the limited edition is a cloth slipcase featuring exclusive art and a set of acetate sheets in a portfolio breaking down the game’s classic start screen illustration, directly from the team that created it! This vintage-style art extravaganza is the perfect book for fans of Cuphead!
The book is listed for $69.99USD and has a release date of March 17, 2020.