This is a list of pre-release and unused content for Cuphead.

Concept

Chad and Jared Moldenhauer had created around 150 different character designs, including a kappa in a top hat and characters with a plate or fork for a head, before settling on Cuphead as the main character.

Gallery

Concepts of Cuphead

Before deciding on a final design for Cuphead, Studio MDHR went through a long process of character design, with numerous concept art depicting the various iterations before the final design being available to view:

Other Concepts

Music

Sometime in 2015, a playable demo of Cuphead was premiered at gaming conventions. It showed off several bosses and had versions of a few themes that are still in the soundtrack today. The background music was created digitally using a jazz soundfont. (unlike their final game counterparts which utilized a live recorded band)

Botanic Panic (Featured in 2015 demo):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UvJTKE31EkvbBazyS260Fk0-qdawBXP_/view

Honeycomb Herald (Featured in 2015 demo): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oLERObBf8wGK5Ut7FNmX75gWu8QYmrod/view

Aviary Action (Featured in 2015 demo):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xRkFoFTqlYYqnd8zJYxGQOczfXzVA8yT/view

Clip Joint Calamity (Featured in 2015 demo): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-s7RKKENfq1F-0pw-mbetWvcQfQEWKCs/view

Original Inkwell world map theme (Featured in 2015 demo):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GBJ35Hi03LnUs2wa6HSXBdM6tdxbVS4H/view

During the game's development, these tracks were originally used as place holders, In the online footage of the Cuphead demo, The same theme could be used for multiple bosses, and were often swapped around. Only later on were they incorporated into the final soundtrack.

Scrapped Content
Characters
Bosses
ToastBeetrice LutzJelly The OctopusGiant SpiderPachi-PachiThe LightCardDemon Bat
Enemies
Turret BirdJareed
NPCs
Shelly
Levels
Run 'n Gun levels
Woodland WalkTricky ThicketForest FrolicBackwoods Crusade
Misc.
Coin-Op-BopDicePalaceTest
Equipments
Weapons
ArcRangerWide Shot
Charms
Pit SaverTurret
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