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Platform PS3, PS Vita, Win, PS4, Xbox One, 360, Wii U Publisher DrinkBox Studios Developer DrinkBox Studios Release Date 2013-04-09

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Guacamelee review: back from hell

You begin Guacamelee as a poor Mexican farmer named Juan, whose boring life is interrupted when the woman he loves is kidnapped by a murderous skeleton named Carlos Calaca. Juan is killed in a botched rescue attempt but finds himself resurrected as a luchador in the realm of the dead. Journeying through the forests, deserts and temples of the surrounding countryside, Juan builds up an arsenal of mystical wrestling powers to take on the dastardly Calaca. Guacamelee smartly "gates" new areas behind obstacles that only new skills and abilities can overcome, and those new tricks are also added to Juan’s growing combat and platforming repertoire. The headbutt skill destroys yellow blocks but also can be used to send enemies ping-ponging across the screen. The uppercut destroys...

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Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition lands on Steam Aug. 21

Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition will arrive on Steam Aug. 21 with a discount for those who already own the game, developer Drinkbox Studios announced today. Must Read How Drinkbox Studios' grit raised an indie developer and got Guacamelee funded The upcoming $14.99 version will include support for a costume shop through Steam Workshop, Trading Cards and "plans for future updates." It will launch at 10 percent off for new players and a 66 percent discount for those who already own Guacamelee Gold Edition on Steam. Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition includes Guacamelee's downloadable content and new aspects like areas, a new boss, new abilities and new enemies. Guacamelee is available now on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox...

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Nintendo bringing Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros., Shovel Knight and more to Comic-Con

Nintendo fans in San Diego during Comic-Con International 2014 will be able to get their hands on nearly 20 games from the publisher, Nintendo announced today. The lineup encompasses titles on Nintendo 3DS as well as Wii U, and includes recent releases along with upcoming games. Here's the full list: Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS from Nintendo Pokémon Art Academy from Nintendo Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney from Nintendo Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal from Sega Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call from Square Enix Shovel Knight from Yacht Club Games Siesta Fiesta from Mojo Bones Wii U Super Smash Bros. for Wii U from Nintendo Hyrule Warriors from Nintendo Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker from Nintendo Yoshi's...

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Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition - Overview video

A lot has happened in the games industry since last April, so I couldn't really blame you for forgetting its charms, its refined Metroidvania structure, its accessible but rewarding combo systems. Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition takes that delightful package, bundles it with the game's hyper-punishing El Diablo's Domain DLC, then tosses a couple new areas, a new ability and a new boss in there for good measure. Essentially, we're talking about a seven-layer dip situation, now. In this Overview, Chris Plante and I chat about some of Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition's additions, and attempt to generate as many lame Tex-Mex-based puns as our psyches will allow. Plante also makes a startling confession that makes it a lot harder to remain friends with him.

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Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition gameplay video - Get Intenso!

Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition is a beefy package, pulling in DrinkBox Studios' original metroidvania platformer and its respective downloadable additions into one bundle. On top of that, it layers on two new areas, complete with a new, three-headed Mariachi boss, and a new "Intenso" mechanic, which temporarily turns your luchador into, essentially, the Hulk. For a glimpse of this mechanic and the new Canal of Flowers level, check out the gameplay video posted above.

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Guacamelee, BattleBlock Theater and more go free on Xbox Live Gold in July

Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to download three newly free games in July, including The Behemoth's BattleBlock Theater and the Xbox One debut of DrinkBox Studios' Guacamelee, Microsoft announced today. Guacamelee (screenshot above), which was originally released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in April 2013, will launch July 2 on Xbox One and Xbox 360 as Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition for $14.99. (That enhanced version of the platformer will also be available on PlayStation 4 and Wii U the same month.) Xbox One-owning Gold subscribers will be able to download the Super Turbo Championship edition for free as of July 2. Press Play's Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (regularly $14.99), which became available free under Games with Gold this month, will remain...

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Guacamelee hits PS4 July 1, Xbox and Wii U July 2

Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition will arrive on PlayStation 4 July 1 and on Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U July 2, developer DrinkBox Studios announced today. The expanded version of the platformer will include new content alongside the downloadable content from the original PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions. It will be available for $14.99 and ship with new areas, a new boss, new abilities and new enemies. Press play below to watch a teaser trailer for the multi-dimensional platformer. To learn more about the studio and Guacamelee, be sure to read our interview with DrinkBox's Graham Smith.

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Why the makers of Guacamelee decided to make a touch game about a one-armed woman

The game, which uses swipes with a finger on a screen in combat, has players on the hunt for body parts and the story of how this unnamed protagonist woke in a desert. It's a compelling story coming from the creators of Guacamelee. It's also the first game in Drinkbox's history that won't be a platformer. "We've been making platformers for six years and Guacamelee for three years," said Drinkbox co-founder Graham Smith. "We're going to try something new, something different." So Drinkbox opened the floor to pitches from everyone at the studio to see what they could come up with. "When we opened it up to the studio to pitch new ideas, this happened to be the one that people got most excited about," Smith said. "It wasn't a decision to make a touch game, it was, ‘This is a cool idea...

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Watch a long demo of Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition, direct from GDC

For example, Jimmy the Polygon Video Guy played through the game twice on two different Vitas — he lost both. But let's not mourn the woes of Jimmy; let's talk about the new version of the game, Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition. It includes the original game's downloadable content, plus new levels and bosses. Drinkbox co-founder Chris Harvey and designer Chris McQuinn join us to talk about the new features and the process of making a game they love even better. Finally, Jimmy the Polygon Video Guy will have a chance to play Guacamelee! — again!

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1001 Spikes, Guacamelee and CastleStorm among first wave of ID@Xbox indie games

At GDC today Microsoft unveiled more details about its first wave of independent Xbox One games, launching under the ID@Xbox umbrella. Originally announced last year, the scheme allows indies to publish games for Xbox One. "Our goal is to make the process as easy as possible so developers can focus on what matters most: creating the games you're beginning to see today," said games director Chris Charla. Firm release dates have not been announced, but among the games coming "soon" include the following, some of which have been released in some form or another on other platforms. Polygon will have a full report on today's ID@Xbox showcase later today. 1001 Spikes by Nicalis: Tough side-scroller offering 1001 lives to get through the game. Calibre 10 Racing Series by Bongfish:...

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Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition 'coming soon'

Drinkbox Studios will release a digital version of its acclaimed action platformer, Guacamelee, with additional content "soon" for PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U, the studio announced. Guacamelee, released last year for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, is the story of Juan — an agave farmer resurrected as a luchador. In December 2013, a leaked article suggested that the game would launch for PS4 and Xbox One will additional content. The Super Turbo Championship Edition will include the game's previously released downloadable content and add new bosses and levels. New areas will allow players to ride boats through the Canal of Flowers and avoid lava scaling the fiery Volcano. The content will feature The Trio of Death, a three-headed skeleton boss who lives in the...

Guacamelee Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2013-04-09
    • Publisher DrinkBox Studios
    • Developer DrinkBox Studios
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 2013-04-09
    • Publisher DrinkBox Studios
    • Developer DrinkBox Studios
  • Windows
    • Released 2013-08-08
    • Publisher DrinkBox Studios
    • Developer DrinkBox Studios
  • PlayStation 4
    • Released 2014-07-01
    • Publisher DrinkBox Studios
    • Developer DrinkBox Studios
    • Score 9.0
  • Xbox One
    • Released 2014-07-02
    • Publisher DrinkBox Studios
    • Developer DrinkBox Studios
    • Score 9.0
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2014-07-02
    • Publisher DrinkBox Studios
    • Developer DrinkBox Studios
    • Score 9.0
  • Wii U
    • Released 2014-07-02
    • Publisher DrinkBox Studios
    • Developer DrinkBox Studios
    • Score 9.0
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