Studio MDHR have announced that Cuphead's upcoming DLC, The Delicious Last Course, has been delayed for 2020, as the dev decided they'll need more time to ensure top-notch quality, as well as sustainability and health of the team.
They also thanked the "wonderful Xbox community" for all the kind words they sent their way following the release of the Free Content Update.
"While we initially announced a 2019 release date for the Delicious Last Course expansion, our highest priority is making sure this new adventure meets the meticulous level of care and quality we always strive for. We want to be absolutely certain that this next adventure feels at home in the world of Cuphead and is full of moments that surprise and delight players", Studio MDHR wrote.
Additionally, the studio won't ignore the lessons they learned during Cuphead's development, specifically in regards to health and long term sustainability of the crew. We guess there's no sense gambling with the Devil, right?
Nevertheless, Studio MDHR insist that they didn't reach the decision lightly, but they're certain the end product will prove it was the right one. We guess it doesn't hurt to quote Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, who once said, "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad."
Cuphead's developer reminded that the new DLC will bring a new isle, a bunch of imposing bosses, fresh weapons and charms, and perhaps most importantly, new character.
The lovely Ms. Chalice comes with her own playstyle and new abilities such as double jump. You can also go back and replay Cuphead for some fresh perspective, and there won't be a shortage of surprises either.
"We've learned so much about animation and really honed our technique during the development of Cuphead, so expect some particularly wacky and wild moments this time around! As well as a few surprises we aren't prepared to talk about just yet", they wrote.
So, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course launches sometime in 2020, hopefully in the first half. On the other hand, the dev revealed that only 20 per cent of the game's secrets have been discovered thus far, so fans may want to step up their efforts.
You can find the announcement here.