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Featuring fresh bosses and weapons, plus a new playable character, the expansion was originally scheduled for release in 2019, but was previously delayed to 2020.
Studio MDHR founders Chad and Jared Moldenhauer explained the reason for the latest delay in a social media update.
“In true Studio MDHR fashion, we aren’t content for this final chapter to be anything less than our best work,” they said. “Throughout development we’ve challenged ourselves to put everything we learned from making Cuphead into the quality of The Delicious Last Course’s animation, design, and music.
“Meeting this standard has been extremely challenging for us amid the global pandemic that has affected so many of our fellow developers. Rather than compromise on our vision in response to COVID, we’ve made the difficult decision to push back the release of The Delicious Last Course until we are confident it will delight the Cuphead community the way we feel it should.”
The run and gun 2D platformer has won a string of high-profile awards and sold over four million copies worldwide.