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DrinkBox Studios to Slam Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition onto PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U

Award-Winning Luchador Brawler Launching onto Next-Generation

Consoles Q2 2014 With Expanded Content



Toronto – March 6, 2014 – It’s time for Guacamelee! fans to return to fighting form as DrinkBox Studios today announces that it will bring its award-winning action-platformer to the PlayStation®4 system, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as the Wii U™ system from Nintendo. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition – which is among the first indie titles scheduled to launch via Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program for independent game developers on Xbox One – will feature a bevy of new content, including an extended story with new game areas, a new boss character, powerful new player abilities and many other enhancements.


New Features for the Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition Include:


  • Expanded Story: An expanded version of the game that includes DLC content from the original
  • New Game Areas: Players will ride boats through the Canal of Flowers to save a besieged fishing town, and avoid lava as they climb through the fiery Volcano
  • New Boss: Face off against The Trio of Death, a three-headed skeleton that lives in the Volcano, helping the evil Carlos Calaca build his skeleton armies
  • New Abilities: Maximize destruction with the powerful new INTENSO combat mode.  Plus: Chicken Bombs and Independent Dimension Swapping
  • New Enemies: Lethal new elite-class enemies that want to chokeslam luchadores to sleep
  • Support for multiple save slots
  • Dual currency system that supports permanent item unlocks


As an added bonus, DrinkBox has released a brand new teaser trailer showing off some of Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition’s features, available at:

“It’s always been our plan to bring Guacamelee! to additional platforms in order to share the game’s unique world with as many gamers as possible; however, we wanted to go one step further and provide fans with new content and features.” said Ryan MacLean, Co-Founder of DrinkBox Studios. “We feel that Super Turbo Championship Edition’s new levels, enemies and abilities (did somebody say explosive eggs?) will provide armchair luchadores with the richest Guac experience ever.”


Set in and around a small village in Mexico, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is an action-packed, 2D brawler/platformer that alternates between the worlds of the living and the dead. Inspired by Mexican folklore, players take control of a down-on-his luck wrestler named Juan Aguacate, as he fights through hordes of undead enemies and skeleton henchmen to stop the evil Carlos Calaca from gaining ultimate power by sacrificing the beautiful “El Presidente’s Daughter”. The Xbox 360 version of Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is not yet rated by the ESRB. All other digital versions rated E10+. For rating information, please visit


For more information regarding Guacamelee! STCE please visit the game’s website, or DrinkBox Studios’ Facebook and Twitter pages.


A Guacamelee! STCE press kit is available for download here.


About DrinkBox Studios

DrinkBox Studios Inc. is an independent video game development studio based in Toronto, Canada. Notable DrinkBox titles include Guacamelee!, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack and Tales from Space: About a Blob. For more information, please visit


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The Studio’s new title is currently in Production with financial participation by the Canada Media Fund

TORONTO, Ontario (October 18th, 2011) – Toronto-based developer DrinkBox Studios has announced that it is working on a new downloadable game titled “Guacamelee!”.

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”, said DrinkBox COO Graham Smith.  “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 cooperative 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.”

Some other quotes about Guacamelee!:

“Hey, why is the save point guy in a Taco stand? And why is the stand named ‘Teddy’s Tacos’?” – Teddy Lee, DrinkBox Designer

“Guys… you’re all saying it wrong. Alebrije is pronounced Al-eh-BRI-heh, not Al-eh-BREY-he!” – Augusto Quijano, DrinkBox Animator

“Umm… Is that guy’s head on fire?” – Random play tester

DrinkBox will be showing an early playable build of the game at Digifest’s First Person Show in Toronto on October 30th, 2011. The announcement trailer for the game can be viewed here:

For more information, visit the official development blog at, or follow DrinkBox Studios on Facebook or Twitter (@DrinkBoxStudios).


About DrinkBox Studios:

DrinkBox Studios is an independent Toronto-based video game developer. The company was founded in April of 2008 by a group of game industry veterans. DrinkBox develops and publishes game products of its own, and also provides programming, art and design consulting services to external clients. The studio’s first full game – “Tales from Space: About a Blob” – was released on the PlayStation®Network in February, 2011, and they are currently working on a follow-up game for the PlayStation Vita titled “Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack”.

DrinkBox Studios Contact:

Phone: 416-364-9089
Twitter: @DrinkBoxStudios