Report an error
Platform PS3, PS Vita, PS4, xbox one, Win Publisher DrinkBox Studios Developer DrinkBox Studios Release Date 2013-04-09

Review

Review
67 Comments
9.0

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...

Latest Stories

5 Comments

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...

Polygon Live
15 Comments

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!

16 Comments

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:...

News
14 Comments

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...

News
8 Comments

Humble Bundle 11 adds Fez, Beat Buddy, Starseed Pilgrim

The Humble Bundle 11 has added Fez, Beat Buddy and Starseed Pilgrim to its collection of acclaimed indie games available at a pay-what-you-want price. The Humble Bundle 11 launched Feb. 18. Anyone interested in adding those three titles will need to beat the bundle's average (currently around $4.58), while buyers who previously bought above the average will receive them automatically. In addition to the aforementioned titles, buyers will also get Antichamber, Dust: An Elysian Tale, Guacamelee! Gold Edition, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine and The Swapper. Games are available DRM-free for Linux, Mac and Windows PC — with the exception of Giana Sisters, which is currently only available for Windows PC. Buyers who pay more than $1 will also receive Steam keys....

News
31 Comments

Monaco surpasses half a million sales, poor XBLA results

Pocketwatch Games' action-stealth game Moncao: What's Yours Is Mine surpassed 520,000 sales across four platforms, founder Andy Schatz announced, revealing that only 36,000 of that figure was from Xbox Live Arcade. "Sales update: We're well over half a million units of Monaco sold! (~520K), only includes about half the HIB [Humble Indie Bundle] sales since we are BTA," Scahtz tweeted, referring to the game's inclusion the latest Humble Indie Bundle. He later wrote that 36,000 sales were on Xbox 360 with the remaining figure spread across Windows PC, Mac and Linux. Monaco initially launched on Steam for Windows PC on April 24 with the Xbox Live Arcade version slated for a simultaneous release. The console version was delayed a day before its launch when a bug that disconnected...

News
32 Comments

The Swapper, Guacamelee, more featured in Humble Indie Bundle 11

The Humble Indie Bundle 11 offers pay-what-you-want pricing for six well-regarded indie games on PC, including Facepalm Games' The Swapper and DrinkBox Studios' Guacamelee, the Humble Bundle announced today. All buyers will receive DRM-free copies of four games: The Swapper, the Gold Edition of Guacamelee, Humble Hearts' Dust: An Elysian Tail and Black Forest Games' Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. Those who pay at least $1 will also receive keys to redeem those titles on Steam. And anybody who pays more than the average purchase price, which sits at $3.85 as of this writing, will get copies of Alexander Bruce's Antichamber and Pocketwatch Games' Monaco: What's Yours is Mine as well. The games are all downloadable on the customer's choice of Linux, Mac and Windows PC, except Giana...

Deals
2 Comments

Bundle Fantastico includes almost all Guacamelee content for $19.99

Almost all Guacamelee-related content is now available in the Guacamelee Bundle Fantástico for $19.99 on the PlayStation Store in North America, developer DrinkBox Studios announced today. The package includes the full game of Guacamelee; two pieces of DLC, the Costume Pack and El Diablo's Domain; three PlayStation Network themes and 10 PSN avatars; and the remastered version of the game's soundtrack. Purchased separately, the included content would add up to $32. DrinkBox told Polygon that it only left out "a few of the less popular avatars." The Bundle Fantástico supports Sony's cross-buy program, so the copy of Guacamelee within is playable on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. DrinkBox is reportedly working on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Guacamelee that will be...

News
33 Comments

Report: Guacamelee coming to PS4 and Xbox One with new content

Drinkbox Studio's platforming puzzle game Guacamelee will launch on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Spring of 2014 and will feature new content, according to an IGN report that was published earlier today and has since been removed. According to the article, the PS4 and Xbox One version of Guacamelee will have two new worlds with new enemies, a "chicken-bomb" ability and enhanced visuals and particle effects. Polygon reached out to Drinkbox Studios for comment, to which they responded: "What's Guacamelee?" Polygon's review of Guacamelee can be read here.

Deals
5 Comments

PS Vita fighting sale kicking off

Sony has announced a sale on various fighting and combat games for PlayStation Vita. According to the company, the sale is being held "to prepare for the imminent arrival" of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, which is due to launch on Vita next week. Discounts of up to 60 percent are being offered with extra savings for PlayStation Plus members. A full price-list is available at PlayStation Blog. The offer is split across two weeks with Dead or Alive 5 Plus, Guacamelee, Mortal Kombat, Real Boxing and Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny discounted this week. Atomic Ninjas, Divekick, KickBeat, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and Reality Fighters will be on offer in the week beginning Dec. 12.

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
  • PlayStation 4
    • Publisher DrinkBox Studios
    • Developer DrinkBox Studios
  • Xbox One
    • Publisher DrinkBox Studios
    • Developer DrinkBox Studios
  • Windows
    • Released 2013-08-08
    • Publisher DrinkBox Studios
    • Developer DrinkBox Studios
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker