Classic animation from the 1930's is the inspiration behind the forthcoming Cuphead video game for Xbox. From the appearance of the trailer, the story is established in black-and-white, while the gameplay is a series of boss battles in color. As the title cards state, Cuphead and Mugman gamble with the devil and lose. They then attempt to repay their debt in a series of run and gun boss battles. The animation is drawn by hand and the backgrounds are hand-painted, giving the game a look reminiscent of the cartoon shorts of some independent animation studios of the 1930's. That intensity of effort should make it more visually-interesting than the a great many of the video games already out there. Cuphead is due out in 2016.
Cuphead E3 2015 Trailer for Xbox One