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Relive Your Childhood with the Trailer for Cuphead, a Game That Looks like a 1930s Cartoon [Video]

Everyone grew up watching really old cartoons, right?

No, that’s not an old-timey cartoon you’re seeing. It’s one of the most charming games we’ve ever seen: Cuphead. The game uses hand-drawn graphics to take gaming back to its 2D roots and fully achieve the feeling of a playable cartoon, and it’s a pretty solid example of how good graphics and graphical realism aren’t always the same thing.

The game is set to come out some time this year for PC with Mac, Linux, and other versions to follow later. It’s a run & gun action game in the style of classics like Contra, but the developers at Studio MDHR promise that it will improve on the established aspects of the genre for a perfected game experience.

With that and a retro visual style that hasn’t really been used a lot in video games, we’re pretty excited to play this one. For more information and a look at the classic games that have influenced Cuphead, take a look at the Studio MDHR website.

(via Neatorama, image via Studio MDHR on YouTube)

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