Cuphead 1.2 Content Update Includes Animated Cinematics, Mugman for Single Player, and Localized Text

There’s a new content update for Cuphead out right now for the PC and Mac versions. This content update features a handful of bug fixes, but it also contains plenty of brand new animations and art for players to enjoy.

The new animation and art pieces bring a handful of new scenes and previously unmoving pieces of art to life. All of the cutscenes in the game are fully animated, bringing the unique artwork of Cuphead to life on a grand scale.

The developers behind the game also included 11 new languages for the game. If you don’t speak English, you’re in for a treat as all of the text can be replaced for any of the listed 11 languages, expanding the potential audience for the game.

Finally, the last big thing to come with the 1.2 content update is players can choose to play the game as Mugman from the start. Previously, the single-player portion of the game featured Cuphead as the central character. If players wanted to run through the game with a friend, the second player would choose to be Cuphead’s brother, Mugman. Now, if someone is playing by themselves, they have the opportunity to choose between the two.

Here are the full patch notes the development team released on Steam earlier today.


  • For the first time ever, select Mugman right from the start of your adventure in single player!


  • Now, all of the game’s cutscenes play out in fabulous locomotion!


In addition to English, we’re thrilled to be able to offer Cuphead in French, Italian, German, European Spanish, Latin Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese. We know how long folks have been waiting for this, so we took special care in the quality of each translation, and curated fonts that felt just right for each audience. In fact, we even partnered with expert calligraphers to bring the Boss & Level title lettering to life in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese – drawing inspiration from the early cartoon works of each country!


Cuphead and Mugman have multiple fight intros! Legendary Chalice now grants Super Arts with a blast of magical energy! Mummies explode in a shower of confetti! Dozens of other dazzling additions and adjustments throughout the game!

  • Bug fixes and tweaks!
  • And more!

Note: To bring you all of these new features and enhancements, we’ve had to update Cuphead to a newer version of Unity. Accordingly, this new version of Unity doesn’t support DX9, so all of the new updates and forthcoming DLC will only work with this new exclusively-DX11 version of Cuphead.

If you need to play Cuphead under DX9, we have made a DX9 branch of the game available under the Betas tab in the Properties window. By selecting “legacy- 1.1.5 DX9” version of the game, you will get the exact version of Cuphead that existed right before this new content update went live. Please note that this version will not contain any of the new Free Content Update features, nor will it work with the upcoming DLC.