The creators of Cuphead, Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, apparently packed a lot of nods to classic fighting games in the game, which may come as a surprise to those who have played it. For example, would you believe that the fight with the two frogs is almost entirely based on moves performed in Street Fighter 2? I definitely see it now that it has been pointed out to me, but listening to this video really drove it home for me.
Check out those influences as well as a few other references to fighting games that are interesting to note. Is everyone already excited for Cuphead 2?