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When you fire up Guacamelee! 2 for the first time, it might feel like you've seen it all before -- and that's not just because it starts by catching you up on the ending of the first game. Drinkbox Studios' excellent Mexican Metroidvania Guacamelee! was so impeccably tight that it was difficult to imagine ways in which it could be...
Oh, damn – Guacamelee! 2 is coming out, isn’t it? The long-awaited sequel to Drinkbox’s super-stylish action platformer is looking every inch as tight as its predecessor in this 20 minute PlayStation Underground gameplay demo. We’ve currently got senior staff writer Stephen Tailby equipped with a sombrero and we’re sustaining...
New trailer released
Guacamelee! was a wonderfully pleasant surprise when it first launched five years ago, and has become something of a cult hit in the metroidvania genre. We already knew a sequel was on the way, but it came with an extremely vague "coming soon-ish" time frame. However, Drinkbox Studios has now announced a release date, and it...
Juan's first Metroidvania adventure, Guacamelee!, remains one of our favourite modern examples of the genre, mixing addictive exploration, challenging platforming, satisfying combat, and a whacky sense of humour to great effect. Guacamelee! 2 is set to continue this trend. It recaptures the first game's compelling gameplay and...
Winner winner, chicken dinner
One of the standout indie releases of 2013 was that of Guacamelee!, a Mexican-themed Metroidvania with plenty of beat-‘em-up luchador action. It was a wildly creative and fun release that shook up the genre in some notable ways, and stood as the defining game from the team at Drinkbox Studios. Now that some time has...
The main character in Severed is missing an arm; we're going to assume that it fell off following a particularly furious session with Drinkbox Studios' latest game. This colourful PlayStation Vita exclusive has grand aspirations: it's a first-person dungeon crawler with Punch Out!!-esque combat and enough crafting to momentarily capture the...
Surprise! Severed, one of our most anticipated PlayStation Vita exclusives, will launch on 26th April, with a 10 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Talented dev Drinkbox Studios is yet to set a final price, but it expects it to be in the region of $14.99/£11.99, so it won't be breaking the bank. In other words: if...
Cut from Guacamelee's cloth
You didn't think that the PlayStation Vita was dead, did you? Between the likes of BigFest and Dariusburst, the little console that can is enjoying something of a mini-resurgence, which we hope is capped off by a quality showing at PlayStation Experience this weekend. To keep you occupied until then, Canadian developer...
But what could it be?
We absolutely loved Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition despite the fact that typing out its full title is an absolute pain in the bum. With slick platforming, satisfying combat, and a vibrant world, DrinkBox Studios' spicy adventure was great from start to finish, but what if we told you that your impressive 100%...
Nacho average platformer
Not content with causing a ruckus on Sony’s previous systems, Drinkbox Studios’ Mexican-themed Metroidvania marvel Guacamelee! is back for more in this amped up, definitive release. Featuring a host of extra content, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – which we’ll refer to as ‘STCE’ from now on for the...
You'll luch-adore this one
If you're a fan of the Metroidvania genre, but lament the lack of ludicrous puns, then Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition may just be for you. This 2D platformer sees you playing as Mexican luchador who must save the President's daughter from a gang of evil thugs. If that sounds right up your alley, then you're...
It’s true that the PlayStation Vita is struggling outside of Japan. In a post-smartphone world, the handheld has found it difficult to match the hardware sales expectations put upon it, and it’s become an afterthought for most major publishers as a result. Despite this, though, the system remains a haven for indie outfits...
Victory never felt so good
Drinkbox Studios, creators of arguably one of the best PlayStation Vita games of 2013 in Guacamelee, has been busying itself with more than just the PS4 port of the action platformer. During PAX this weekend, it showed off its latest title
You'll like this one
Aside from Bit.Trip Presents: Runner 2 – Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, ridiculously long game names have fallen out of fashion a little. Still, indie developer Drinkbox Studios’ Mexican-themed Metroidvania was absolutely stuffed full of retro references, so it’s not especially surprising that the Canadian company’s...
Drink it up
According to a recent IGN article, PlayStation Network brawler Guacamelee will be coming to the PlayStation 4 sometime in Spring 2014. The report, which has since been removed, revealed that the re-release will feature two new worlds, improved visuals, and added particle effects. Most exciting of all, though, is the addition of a new...
So, you've conquered the great evil. You've bested the best of the best demonic fighters, and defeated all of the gruelling physical trials that the big, bad boss managed to throw at you. Well, it's time to put down that afternoon tequila, slip into your wrestling pants, dust off your magical mask, and jump into the ultimate...
Cross-buy platformer gets cheaper
Canadian outfit Drinkbox Studios has wrestled with the price of Guacamelee in Europe, bringing the lovely luchador adventure’s point of entry down to just £7.99/€9.99. The offer will be valid until 17th July, after which it will reapply its mask, and reset its cost back to £9.99/€12.99. You know what you...
Viva la lucha
Besides being a brilliant pun, Guacamelee! is a potent mix of platforming and brawling, wrapped-up in a cartoon-styled Mexico. The delightful Metroidvania-inspired adventure takes plenty of props from the greats that solidified the genre, but gracefully manages to maintain its own charm and personality, resulting in a digital download...
Having a good taco 'bout the Canadian developer's latest project
There’s less than a week to wait until Drinkbox Studios’ Mexican-themed adventure Guacamelee! spices up the PlayStation 3 and Vita with its fusion of fiery delicacies and Metroidvania-inspired action. In order to celebrate, we recently sought out our shocking pink luchador mask and...
Free fajitas not included
Drinkbox Studios’ delightful Mexican wrestler-themed Metroidvania adventure Guacamelee! will piledrive the PlayStation 3 and Vita on 9th April in North America and 10th April in Europe. The title puts you behind the luchador mask of a humble agave farmer named Juan Aguacate, who learns that he has a knack for wrestling...
Nintendo won’t be the only platform holder rejoicing in second screen technology this Christmas. Indie developer DrinkBox Studios has confirmed that it will be taking full advantage of PlayStation 3 and Vita connectivity for its upcoming Metroidvania adventure, Guacamelee!. "We're integrating the Vita as a PS3 controller for...
Ripe for release
DrinkBox Studios’ latest indie darling Guacamelee! is heading exclusively to PlayStation 3 and Vita, courtesy of Sony’s growing Pub Fund program. For those unclear, Pub Fund is part of Sony’s initiative to bring innovative indie content to the PlayStation platform. In exchange for funding the product, Sony requests a short...
The good, the bad, and the blob
After enjoying success on PlayStation Network with the release of Tales from Space: About a Blob, developer Drinkbox Studios has now brought its unique brand of blob-rolling plaformer to Vita. With Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack just recently released on Vita's own download service, we thought now might be a...
The stream of PlayStation Vita software announcements won't stop flowing
Developer Drinkbox Studios is the latest to sign up for Sony's new platform, announcing Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. The game will make its debut at the Penny Arcade Expo later in the month. Mutant Blobs Attack is a follow-up to the popular puzzle platformer Tales From Space: About A Blob, which launched on the..
They can't help it
Developer DrinkBox Studios just spread the word of its new Vita title Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, which will be shown off at the Penny Arcade Expo due to kick off any minute now. The team didn't give much away about the game other than it's a sequel to pleasing PSN puzzle platformer Tales from Space: About a Blob, and...
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