New DrinkBox Game Announced–Guacamelee!

Hi all, Graham here.

I’m excited to finally unveil the new game DrinkBox Studios has been working on: Guacamelee!

Announce Trailer

Guacamelee! 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 including “The World of the Dead” and “The World of Nightmares” on his quest to rescue the girl he loves.

The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters.

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With this title, we’re looking to build upon the classic open-world, Metroid-vania style of games by adding a strong melee combat component, a new dimension switching mechanic, and co-operative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story. We are also attempting to blur the boundaries between combat and platforming by making many of the moves you perform useful for both of these.

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The project is currently being developed with financial participation from the Canada Media Fund. Platforms and release dates are TBD.

A playable version of the game will be shown at Digifest’s First Person Show in Toronto on October 30th. We love having people play test the game, so if you are in the area, do make sure to drop by. It’s Free!


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  2. Zach says:

    If this game doesn’t come out for PSN I will be one of the saddest pandas to ever sadden an already sad group of other sad pandas.

  3. Cool says:


    I want to ask is there any chance you will bring this game out on consoles? I know the PSVita is not out yet. But I would so like to be able to play this game on the Vita.

  4. admin says:

    Hey “Cool”.. We’re still working out the final platforms for the game, so stay tuned… In the meantime, keep an eye out for our other game Mutant Blobs Attack which will definitely be on the Vita.