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  • US 9th Apr 2013, $14.99
  • EU 10th Apr 2013, £9.99
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  • Review Guacamelee! (PlayStation 3)

    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...

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Guacamelee! News

  • Rumour Guacamelee Wrestling onto the PS4 in Spring 2014

    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...

  • DLC Review Feeling the Heat of El Diablo's Domain in Guacamelee!

    Deliciously painful

    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 test...

  • News Guacamelee's Price Temporarily Pinned in Europe

    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...

  • News Guacamelee! Takes the Number Juan Spot in the April PSN Charts

    Fiery favourite

    Drinkbox Studios’ brilliant Guacamelee! has proven that it’s hotter than chilli con carne, topping the PlayStation Network sales charts in both Europe and North America for the month of April. The side-scrolling brawler fought off a cavalcade of heavy-hitters in each region, including the likes of

  • Store Update 10th April 2013 (Europe)

    Chilli con carnage

    Drinkbox Studios’ tasty Metroidvania-inspired cross-buy adventure Guacamelee! is the hottest item on the European PlayStation Store’s menu this week, serving up a fusion of fiery platforming and meaty combat. It’s joined by augmented reality putter Table Mini Golf for the Vita and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for the PS3...

  • Store Update 9th April 2013 (North America)

    Hot and spicy

    After a quiet couple of North American PlayStation Store updates, Drinkbox Studios is turning up the heat to habanero temperature with its cross-buy adventure Guacamalee!. The title’s joined by a handful of former retail releases, in addition to Table Mini Golf on the PlayStation Vita and a selection of PSone imports. Let’s get...

  • News Guacamelee! Kicks Spring Fever into Action on the PlayStation Store

    A ray of sunshine

    The weather may still resemble December outdoors, but that’s not stopped Sony from launching its Spring Fever initiative in North America. This year’s seasonal PlayStation Network promotion finds four indie games featured, with each of the titles boasting cross-buy compatibility. PlayStation Plus subscribers will secure a 20...

  • Interview Dipping into Guacamelee! with Drinkbox Studios

    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...

  • News Guacamelee! Wrestles with PlayStation 3 and Vita Next Month

    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...

  • News Guacamelee! Does Its Very Best Wii U Impression

    Dual screen

    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...

About The Game

Guacamelee! 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.

The game features a down on his luck Mexican named Juan Aguacate, who sets out to save the world when El Presidente’s Daughter is kidnapped by an Evil Charro Skeleton. The story takes place in and around a small village in Mexico, and has the player travelling through alternate dimensions: “The World of the Living” and “The World of the Dead” on his quest to rescue the girl he loves.