Factsheet

Developer:
DrinkBox Studios
Based in Toronto, Canada

Release date:
August 21, 2018

Platforms:
PlayStation Store - PS4
Steam - PC
Nintendo Game Store - Switch
Xbox One (January 18, 2019)

Website:
guacamelee2.com

Regular Price:

USD19.99
EUR19.99

Description

Brawling has never been more beautiful! The long-awaited sequel to the smash hit action-platformer is here: Guacamelee! 2 brings luchador Juan Aguacate out of retirement for a stunning new Metroidvania-style adventure, where he must face his greatest challenge yet - one that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of the Mexiverse! Explore a huge, hand-crafted world inspired by Mexican culture and folklore, filled with sassy new villains and weirdos (and a few old friends!). Learn a deep repertoire of bone-crunching wrestling moves to fend off the skeletal hordes and overcome skillful platforming challenges... and who said anything about a Chicken Illuminati? Certainly not us!

History

Guacamelee! 2 is the sequel to the award-winning, Mexican-themed co-op-multiplayer Metroidvania action game, Guacamelee!. The studio took the time needed after finishing Guacamelee! to change gears with their following title Severed, all the while percolating new ideas for a Guacamelee! 2. Now, DrinkBox has happily returned to their much loved franchise.

Features

  • A vibrant, colorful adventure that takes you from the Mangrove Swamp to Hell itself, featuring twice as many enemy types as the first game and a roster of eccentric new bosses!
  • New rendering engine: Normal mapped characters and environments significantly enhance the game’s visuals
  • A brand new upgrade system: discover “trainers” around the world, defeat their challenges, and develop your skill sets for movement, combat, and more!
  • An absolutely fuego electro-Mexican soundtrack, and more gorgeous visuals than ever thanks to a fancy new rendering engine!
  • An epic adventure spanning time and space, featuring drop-in 4-player local co-op for you and your best amigos!
  • Definitely no secret society of chickens that teaches you ancient chicken abilities previously lost to the ages!
  • 99% less memes (maybe...)

Videos

Guacamelee! 2 - Launch Trailer (Switch) YouTube

Guacamelee! 2 - Launch Trailer (PS4, Steam) YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Editors Choice" -- IGN
  • "EUROGAMER RECOMMENDED" -- EUROGAMER
  • "Best Action Game - 2018 (finalist)" -- IGN
  • "Best PlayStation 4 Game - 2018 (finalist)" -- IGN
  • "GOTY - Best Platform Game (finalist) - 2018" -- PC Master Race
  • "The Best Video Games of 2018" -- Complex.com
  • "Editor's Choice 2018" -- PlayStation LifeStyle
  • "25 best games of 2018" -- Slant Magazine
  • "15 Best Indie Games of 2018" -- GamingBolt
  • "15 Best Games You Might Have Missed in 2018" -- GameRant
  • "The best indie and alternative video games of 2018" -- 3D Juegos
  • "The 25 best games of 2018" -- AS.com
  • "12 of the best indie PC games you might have missed in 2018" -- PC World
  • "The Best Video Games of 2018" -- Comicbook.com


Selected Articles

  • "Guacamelee 2 Packs A Pollo-Powered Punch"
    - Imran Khan, Game Informer
  • "Guacamelee 2 PSX 2017 Preview: El Pollo Loco"
    - Ozzie Mejia, Shack News
  • "Guacamelee! 2, il ritorno di Juan"
    - Tommaso Pugliese, multiplayer.it

Guacamelee! 2 PressKit
This is a link to the most recent Guacamelee! 2 PressKit dropbox.com.

DrinkBox Blog
A blog containing all our game updates. drinkboxstudios.com.


About DrinkBox Studios

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DrinkBox Studios is an independent Toronto-based video game developer. We’re a pretty small team who makes the sort of games that we want to play, and, hopefully, a few other people like what we do.

More information
More information on DrinkBox Studios, our logo & relevant media are available here.



presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks