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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.

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