Don’t maintain the satan — or copycat apps.
Cuphead is some of the breakout video games of the 2017, receiving rave critiques for its caricature aesthetic, its tricky gameplay and its throwback side-scrolling demanding situations.
And now the scammers want to money in on its recognition — anyone’s been seeking to trick other people with a faux, $four.99 model at the App Store. Cuphead, which is most effective to be had for XBox One, Windows 10 and Steam, prices $20.
“This is 100% fake. We are working on having the app removed,” Ryan Moldenhauer, director of revel in at Studio MDHR, the corporate in the back of Cuphead, mentioned in an electronic mail. He added that the corporate has no plans to carry Cuphead to iOS.
Apple didn’t reply to a request for touch upon how the impostor app used to be authorized. The app used to be pulled off the shop Monday morning.
A fortify hyperlink for the pretend Cuphead app is going to studiomdhrgames.com. The sport corporate’s actual website online is studiomdhr.com.
A site registration seek finds that the landlord of the imposter corporate’s URL additionally created pretend web sites for video games like Gang Beasts, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, and Feed and Grow Fish Simulator. All of the imposter web sites had pop-u.s.indicating that an iOS model of the video games could be “coming soon.”
We despatched an electronic mail to the cope with indexed at the area registration in quest of remark, however didn’t get a reaction.
Originally printed Dec. 18 at 6:25 a.m. PT.
Updated at 7:07 a.m. PT: Added that the pretend app has been got rid of from the App Store.
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