Chances are even if you don’t play many video games, you have heard of the indie darling “Cuphead” that was released earlier this year. The game has received massively positive reviews and we suppose could be considered one of the hit games released in 2017, so safe to say it is much in demand.
This is why you can imagine the excitement of many when the folks at Touch Arcade reported that the game had found its way onto the iTunes App Store, but as it turns out the game was fake. In their defense, the App Store listing looked pretty legit with a proper trailer, screenshots, and also seemed to feature the actual developer’s name. However downloading the app proved to be a different story as users are reporting it is quite clearly a fake.
The developers of Cuphead at Studio MDHR have since tweeted the confirmation that the app is a fake and users should not download it. The worst part is that fake app is charging users $5 per download, and we reckon they could have racked up quite a tidy sum in the short time that it was live on the App Store.
There is a Cuphead imposter app on the iOS store — this is a scam. We are working on removing the fraudulent app ASAP!
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) December 18, 2017
Note that for now Cuphead is an exclusive to the Xbox platform and also PCs. There is no word on whether or not the game will eventually be ported onto other platforms like the PS4, Nintendo Switch, or mobile devices, but chances are if and when that does happen, the developers will announce it themselves via official channels.