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Cuphead is a platformer now, not just a boss rush

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Cuphead has always been gorgeous, but there's always been a bit of concern regarding whether it'll be fun. I played it last year and found it charming but also bloody annoying. It was a super-challenging boss rush, and that's a very niche proposition.

So it's pretty exciting that Cuphead has expanded to include platforming now, in addition to its bosses. As the video above demonstrates (via IGN), it's still gorgeously animated, except now there will be a lot more variety.  

Cuphead will release at some point later this year. We'll probably hear more about it during Microsoft's E3 press conference next week. On the topic of E3, here's a bunch of other games we're expecting to see in LA. 

The PC Gaming Show returns to E3 on Monday June 13, featuring game announcements, updates to existing favourites, and conversation with top developers. You can find out what to expect here, and also book free tickets to attend in person at pcgamingshow.com. The PC Gaming Show will be broadcast live through twitch.tv/pcgamer from 11:30 am PT/2:30 pm ET/6:30 pm GMT, but be sure to tune in beforehand to check out The Steam Speedrun, in which one lucky winner will buy as many games as they can in three minutes.

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.