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WATCH: ‘Cupsouls’ combined ‘Cuphead’ with ‘Dark Souls’ in animated parody

By: - Content Strategist / @ABayleINQ
/ 06:11 PM November 26, 2017

Animators from YouTube channel 64 Bits took the retro design aesthetics of side-scrolling adventure game “Cuphead” and gave it a “Dark Souls” make-over.

The two games employ different approaches. “Dark Souls” has the more common fully 3D look, with emphasis on dark fantasy, while staying close to a realistic sense of  scale.

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Image: YouTube/Bandai Namco Entertainment America

“Cuphead” meanwhile took inspiration from 1930s cartoons, with its style and score.

The similarity of the two titles lie in the challenging gameplay.

Image: YouTube/StudioMDHR

Creators of the video clip “Cupsouls” recreated some of the monsters found in “Dark Souls” into two-dimensional creatures in the “Cuphead” game universe. The player characters were also swapped out for armored medieval fighters.

Image: YouTube/64 Bits

The result looks like it may be used as a downloadable content for “Cuphead”. Some commenters shared their desire to make the parody video into an actual game add-on.

Image: YouTube/64 Bits

“Dark Souls” debuted in Sept. 22, 2011. The game has had sequels released in 2014 and 2016. “Cuphead” debuted Sept. 29 this year. JB

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