Enchanted Portals Kickstarter Campaign Revealed, Fans Debate If It Borrows Too Much From Cuphead | NintendoSoup
Enchanted Portals Kickstarter Campaign Revealed, Fans Debate If It Borrows Too Much From Cuphead

Enchanted Portals Kickstarter Campaign Revealed, Fans Debate If It Borrows Too Much From Cuphead

Looking for some more hardcore boss fights and platforming action? Depending on your perspective, this new title from Xixo Games Studio might be the perfect fit or rip-off for you.

Earlier this week, the developer revealed a new Kickstarter Campaign for Enchanted Portals – which they hope to bring to Nintendo Switch. One of the main draws of the project is that it will feature similar graphics and gameplay to the popular Cuphead. You can check this out in the trailer below.

The response to this trailer, however, has been far from squeaky clean. Many fans are now debating (and arguing) about whether game borrows a little too much from Cuphead.

On one end, many accused the game of ripping off Cuphead’s animations completely – with some fans upset that it didn’t do enough to differentiate itself as something original. Of course, some even posted memes mocking the game.

 

Of course, many also rose to the game’s defense – stating that there was enough room for more Cuphead gameplay in the market. Others simply felt the outrage was unnecessary, and appealed for cooler heads.

In the end, the situation became so incendiary that Xixo Games themselves had to step in and comment:

“Yes, of course Cuphead was a huge inspiration for Enchanted Portals. We’re both avid fans and we wanted to make something similar, but always from a place of respect and admiration for the original. We were prepared for some backlash, but the trailer definitely reached way more people than we could ever anticipate, and all the hate and negativity coming our way has definitely had a huge impact on us.

That being said, along with all those negative responses, a lot of people have also reached out to us to say they adore the game and they would love to see it succeed. So we’re trying to turn our attention more towards all those who are supporting us and sending their love for the game.”

Overall, the project looks like the project is off to a rocky start. We’ll just have to wait and see how it does when the official Kickstarter Campaign kicks off on 24 October 2019.

In the meantime, what do YOU think? Does Enchanted Portals take too much from Cuphead? Is it fine that they’re really similar? Would you like to see the game on Nintendo Switch? Feel free to share your thoughts and comments!

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