Illegitimate Cuphead App Found on App Store

by Dylan Siegler

Here’s your daily reminder to be cautious. Recently, it was discovered that there was a Cuphead app available to purchase from the iOS App Store. Upon first impressions, it seemed that this was an iOS port of the game, thus far exclusive to Xbox One and PC. Immediately there were a few red flags, such as the fact that the app was only $4.99, even though the game is normally $20. Additionally, Studio MDHR never announced anything about an iOS port of the game.

Of course, this turned out to be a scam. Studio MDHR had nothing to do with it and it was just some scammer trying to use Cuphead‘s popularity to illegitimately make money. Polygon reportedly bought the app to discover that the app was unplayably bad, with no attempt whatsoever put in to make it an actual port. Luckily, the app has since been removed from the app store.

Studio MDHR tweeted about the app, informing fans of the fraudulent nature of it, stating, “There is a Cuphead imposter app on the iOS store — this is a scam.” Apparently the person who put the app on the app store in the first place is someone who has done the same thing for other games, so remain vigilant when buying anything that hasn’t received any prior announcement from official sources and that has a lower-than-normal price.

- This article was updated on March 8th, 2018

About The Author

Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).