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Posted 3:00pm

Guacamelee! body slams PS3 and PS Vita next month

We’re excited to finally announce our launch date details for Guacamelee! The game will be released on 10th April, and will support Cross-Buy. This means you buy the game once and get both the PS3 and PS Vita versions. And that’s not all… there’s also a Platinum Trophy!

With Game Developers Conference underway this week in San Francisco, and the IGF award nomination for “Excellence in Visual Art,” we also thought it would be cool to share some early concept art and video footage of the game, so that you can see for yourself how much things have changed. As you can see, Guacamelee! has really come a long way visually since its initial inception.

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We began working on Guacamelee! in February of 2011. For the first two months, the game existed solely as a PowerPoint presentation and some concept art. Here’s the very first screenshot mock-up of the game from that presentation:

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We brought these materials and another different game idea with us to GDC to gauge publisher interest in the two titles. Guacamelee! was clearly the more popular of the two ideas, and after returning from GDC we spent some time making a prototype to test out how the combat would work, and also took some time to make a “Target Gameplay” video in Flash:

This video was shown to publishers at E3 in 2011, and was also used as part of the materials that helped us get the Canada Media Fund award  and actually have the funding necessary to make the game. You can see that most of the initial ideas for the game’s design have made it all the way through to the final product, with one notable exception being the “World of Nightmares”.

Since then, we’ve worked hard on pushing the game much further visually (going through about four style revisions), which can clearly be seen by comparing to our latest trailer:

If you’re going to be at GDC, make sure to stop by the IGF Pavilion and say “Hi” to two of our amazing artists; our Art Director Steph, and animator, Augusto. Without them, Guacamelee! would not look as great as it does!

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does it have 2 trophy lists or 1? can’t wait for this game

Suzzopher 26 March, 2013 @ 3:12 pm   2

Looks outrageously brilliant. Can’t wait.

superpatchy66 26 March, 2013 @ 3:13 pm   3

What are the pricing details?

Gamesgbkiller 26 March, 2013 @ 3:14 pm   4

Looks awesome.
But what about the price?

    Fred Dutton 26 March, 2013 @ 3:23 pm    

    We’ll be confirming the EU price very soon. It’ll be $14.99 in the US, so expect it to be in that region.

Aces73High 26 March, 2013 @ 3:33 pm   5

Excellent news! I’ve been really looking forward to this. Can’t wait to finally grab it on the 10th.

KRadiation 26 March, 2013 @ 3:34 pm   6

So £14.99 then

: /

Thedeademon 26 March, 2013 @ 3:40 pm   7

Awesome think i will get it for my beloved vita
btw why dont we have a mobile store for the vita in Saudi arabia ?

ThreeWallzz 26 March, 2013 @ 3:57 pm   8

DrinkBox yes!Sony has been on a roll lately…i will soon buy a psvita.Hoozah!

Voodoo341 26 March, 2013 @ 4:00 pm   9

Any PS+ discount on launch?

SuperJag86 26 March, 2013 @ 4:06 pm   10

I’m so happy!

TheMART 26 March, 2013 @ 4:08 pm   11

“We’ll be confirming the EU price very soon. It’ll be $14.99 in the US, so expect it to be in that region.”

It should be 12 Euro max then, since 1 Euro is about 1.30 USD

Fingers crossed Sony isn’t facking over EU again in bad sad pricing.

Jesse-Blue 26 March, 2013 @ 4:10 pm   12

Day 1 buy for me!
Absolutely loved Mutant Blobs Attack on Vita, one of THE best platformers in many, many years!!

Also they did everything right here: Cross-buy, cross-save.
And you can even use the Vita to play the PS3 version!
What else could you wish for?

TheMART 26 March, 2013 @ 4:41 pm   13

“Posted on 26 March, 2013 at 4:00 pm by Voodoo341

Any PS+ discount on launch?”

And that!

monoliet 26 March, 2013 @ 5:01 pm   14

i like music + new type of games

Too bad I can open my wallet less due to purchase of an apartment.
only terrariums on ps3
ps4 + Diablo3 – BF4 or next gen cod when ps4 comes out .

kucharzPro 26 March, 2013 @ 5:14 pm   15

Great, US gets terraria today and XBLA gets it tomorrow.
Where is the EU date ? NOWHERE, of freaking course we get screwed again. I was hoping to play this during the long weekend. NOSZ KURWA MAĆ. Thanks a whole kurwa lot.

tiago-kun 26 March, 2013 @ 6:51 pm   16

Metroidvania style games are awesome, but after finishing one, I rest from that genre a while.

I finished La Mulana Remake on the PC a couple months ago (pretty hard stuff) so I’m almost done with the resting time.

So this release date is great! :D

mellan_Konsten 26 March, 2013 @ 6:54 pm   17

Fantastic!

KPobjie 26 March, 2013 @ 9:07 pm   18

Is the co-op for the Vita version? Looks like a lot of fun!

supersmith2500 26 March, 2013 @ 9:45 pm   19

If Mutants Blobs Attack was great. This game will. Keep up the great work DrinkBox. =D

Witcher70 26 March, 2013 @ 11:48 pm   20

Been wondering when this game was coming, day 1 purchase for me, as for pricing if its 14.99 dollars then in pounds it would be around £9.90 right ?

cowbanana 27 March, 2013 @ 7:41 am   21

Vita version day-1! This game looks amazing.