Guacamelee! Gold Edition is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters.Guacamelee!
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July 24

Guacamelee! 2 - Release Date Announcement

Late last year, we announced that Guacamelee! 2 would be released… “soon-ish.” Well, soon-ish has almost arrived at Drinkbox Studios!

We’re thrilled to announce that Guacamelee! 2 will launch for Steam on August 21st for $19.99 USD. Check out the new launch trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y5n_oHsR9Q

The original Guacamelee! launched in April of 2013. It’s now over five years later and the game still stands as the definitive Mexican-Folklore-Inspired-Luchador-Platform-Brawler-Metroidvania! How do we top that?

More Chicken!



The power of the pollo reigns supreme throughout Guacamelee! 2.

Small tunnel to traverse? Turn into a chicken and strut right on through.

Giant purple block in your way? Pollo Shot and smash that bad boy to bits.

Wait… what’s that? An orange block? Smash it with an expertly executed Pollo Slide.



Pollo Shot against bouncy walls and ricochet yourself a rapid path to freedom.

Experience the full glory of Pollo Glide by using air currents to reach unprecedented heights!

But what if the entire fabric of the Mexiverse is at risk of collapsing in on itself? No problem. Stumble upon a secret society of prophetic chickens and prove your worth. Could JUAN be the fabled CHICKEN-MAN!?



As you can well imagine, these new chicken moves aren’t just for busting your way into exotic new locations. Pollo combat is frantic, furious and fabulous.

In fact, there’s so much new chicken gameplay and content in Guacamelee! 2 that we embedded a genre-busting Pollovania completely inside of the main story’s Metroidvania. The only such game in existence as of the writing of this post… probably.

How to Train Your Luchador

As we were making Guacamelee! 2, it occurred to us that all of the new abilities we were adding would require extensive training for players to properly master. So, we recruited a batch of mostly competent and somewhat knowledgeable characters to fill the role.



As players progress through the world of Guacamelee! 2, they’ll encounter ability trainers. Each of these trainers has a specialty that they focus on. Complete trainer challenges and they’ll hook you up with powerful upgrades and cool new abilities.

Climb to the peak of fitness with Doña Chamoya or sharpen your beak under the tutelage of Rooster Ramírez. Upgrade your grappling moves with Coscorrona or decipher Uay Coco’s instructions to punch with explosive force!

However, if you really want to fight with finesse, visit Flame Face in one of his many tequila bar franchises and go toe-to-toe against punching Poncho (don’t hold back, he’s paid well for the job).



A Bigger Game than Ever Before

Guacamelee! 2 is an epic adventure that can be experienced alone or co-operatively with three of your closest amigos. Explore hundreds of new platforming and combat challenges. New abilities such as Eagle Boost, Rocket Kick, GOOOTCHA! and more add to Juan’s awesome arsenal of luchador moves. Upgrade your pollo form with Pollo Shot, Pollo Slide and a plethora of new chicken abilities (some secret, some not so secret). Select strategically from dozens of new skill upgrades to maximize your lucha potential.

So how did we plan to squeeze all of this into a game the size of Guacamelee! ? We didn’t! Thanks to our poor planning, we were forced to create a much larger game than the original. You can expect a bigger, badder world, with all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies to explore and conquer.



We’ve worked extremely hard on the game over the past two years, and we’re super hyped that people will finally be able to experience Guacamelee! 2 so soon. Please feel free to ask any questions you have in the comments below, and we will try to answer them the best we can!

Oh... and please Wishlist us! (if you wish)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/534550/Guacamelee_2/
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July 20

Almost there...!

Hey everyone,

We’re pleased to announce that Guacamelee! 2 is almost finished!

The team has been doing a LOT of playtesting lately, and is pretty excited about how it has all turned out. We’ll have more to reveal about our Steam launch plans very soon. In the meantime, see below for never-previously-released screenshots of a few memorable moments from the game.


Legendary goat-man and luchador-trainer Uay Chivo, dash-punching a piñata-headed giant


"Villachula... Young Tostada remembers you and your tamales. Let’s find this ‘Alebrije Alegre’!”


Snake Temple entrance, ft. ominous black blobs (of doom?)

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Reviews

“Guacamelee isn’t only pretty to look at, it’s also a hell of a lot of fun to play.”
9.1 / 10 – IGN

“The responsive controls and a grin-inducing sense of humor make it near impossible to put down...”
9 / 10 – GameSpot

“Right from the start, Guacamelee! offers up a sugar skull-covered playground to delight in and devour with mucho gusto. It's a game I'll be playing and replaying again for some time to come.”
9 / 10 – Destructoid

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About This Game

Guacamelee! Gold Edition is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters.

Guacamelee! builds upon the classic open-world Metroid-vania style of games, by adding a strong melee combat component, a new dimension switching mechanic, and cooperative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story. The game also blurs the boundaries between combat and platforming by making many of the moves useful and necessary for both of these.

Travel through a mystical and mysterious Mexican world as a Luchador using the power of your two fists to battle evil. Uncover hidden wrestling techniques like the Rooster Uppercut, and Dimension Swap to open new areas and secrets.

Key Features

  • Use combat moves for both fighting enemies and platforming challenges
  • Swap between multiple overlapping dimensions (World of the Living and the World of the Dead)
  • "El Infierno" level expansion. Brave the fires of El Infierno and prove yourself in a series of challenges to unlock powerful new costumes for Juan and Tostada
  • Player costumes! Swap costumes to change the attributes of your Hero, and obtain new achievements
  • Steam Achievements, Leaderboards, Cloud Save, and Big Picture Mode
  • Trading Cards
  • Create new custom costumes and share these with others via Steam Workshop
  • Drop in/out 2-Player local Co-operative play for the entire story
  • Chickens. Lots and lots of Chickens

Upgrade to the Super Turbo Championship Edition!


The definitive new version of Guacamelee! is out now on Steam! It expands on the Gold Edition with new powers, levels and enemies, many improvements to gameplay and graphics, and more adjectives than you can shake a chicken egg bomb at! Click the banner to find out more!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, XP, 2000 and Vista
    • Processor: 2 Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other XInput-compatible controllers
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+, 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other SDL compatible controllers
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: Pentium 3 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+, 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit Linux requires 32-bit compatibility libraries. Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other SDL compatible controllers.

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