Guacamelee! PS3! PS Vita! Pub Fund! Chickens!

Guacamelee for PS3 and PS Vita

Hello good-looking, internet-savvy PlayStation.Blog readers. Now that you’ve been buttered up a bit, DrinkBox Studios is excited to announce that our new Mexican-themed co-op-multiplayer dimension-swapping Metroid-vania beat-em-up platformer, titled “Guacamelee!“, will be released through the PlayStation Pub Fund program!

If you have never heard of Guacamelee! the best thing to do is to open your mind, relax, and watch the below trailer:

I know what you are probably thinking… “What is this ‘Pub Fund’? And what does this mean for ME?”

Well it simply means that you can expect Guacamelee! to exclusively launch on the PlayStation® Network for both the PlayStation® 3 and the PlayStation® Vita. That’s a lot of ®’s! You can also expect the game to take advantage of the special features offered by each of the platforms (details of these to come later – stay tuned).

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PS3: Guacamelee for PS3 and PS Vita

Set in a world inspired by Mexican culture, Guacamelee! features a down-on-his-luck agave farmer 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 “The World of the Living” and “The World of the Dead” on his quest to rescue the girl he loves.

We’ll be showing the game next week at E3 running on both the PS3 and the PS Vita.

For up-to-date development news, make sure to follow us on Twitter @DrinkboxStudios, and check out our blog here. Also, feel free to shoot us any questions you have in the comments below, and we will try to answer them the best we can!

Finally, we leave you with a chicken.

Guacamelee for PS3 and PS Vita

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almighty-slayer 30 May, 2012 @ 20:03

Oh this is wonderful :D Look forward to this!

You guys made the best game on Vita so far, with Mutant Blobs! So more from DrinkBox is just amazing. Keep up the good work


A 2D platformer? For the Vita? Yes please!!! Can’t wait to see gameplay footage. Good luck lads with making this. :D

Happy days, this looks great fun. Really loving platform games at the mo.

Nice Chicken.

Loved Mutant Blobs Attack on the Vita

Mutant Blobs Attack is one of the best games available for Vita so I’m looking forward to this. Vita needs more games like this!


Yes, loved mutant blob, love drinkbox, will love this!

It’s a day one for me!

Definitely buying it. Looks fun. I hope there will be crazy combo in this game



ScarTissue78 30 May, 2012 @ 20:48

Never posted any comments about anything game related before now on the ol’ tinternet! Platform games are my favourite genre though, and with that said I thoroughly enjoy playing Mutant Blobs on my PS3 and am considering purchasing a PS Vita, just waiting to see a better catalogue of games released. This looks a wee bit crazy and I like crazy, fun stuff so I guess it’s gonna suit me right down to the ground! Thanks for making Platform games Drinkbox and keeping them fresh and fun. Hope with all these 1st Person shooters flying about that Platformers will NEVER die out! Oh btw I also love wrestling and think Mexican Luchadores such as Rey Mysterio are cool and extremely talented and to see you guys incorporate that into a platforming video game is well good. Keep up the good work and I have no doubt that it will be a first day purchase for me. Can’t wait for more news! Take care :)

jonny_hart_digit 30 May, 2012 @ 20:48

is that a chicken or a cock?


I don’t own nor want a Vita (unless it was free or a gift), so I’m glad it’s coming to it’s big brother.
Love the art style, I’d love to see Juan Aguacate wearing a King (Tekken) costume.

ScarTissue78 30 May, 2012 @ 20:58

Oh yeah and btw, … BUCKAAAAA! That’s a lil’ somethin’ extra for the inclusion of chickens. lol :D Peace out.. Until the next time, PlayStation Blogging faithful.


Ah, it all looks beautiful. Instant buy for me.


You have my money for the Vita version…….day one. 2d, co-op, chickens!

HaraldHrabovszky 30 May, 2012 @ 21:40

It’s a really nice Hack&Slash-Hero game, so what!? Erm’…
Shut up and take my money!

swcoruscant 30 May, 2012 @ 22:32

The style of this reminds me of Kung Fu Panda lol

simianchild 30 May, 2012 @ 23:28

Any news on a release date… day one purchase for me. Will it be cross play, as there are 2 Vitas and a PS3 in the house. Loved Mutant Blobs.


This game looks really fun.


Day 1 purchase!


Looks like Shank & rocketbirds made love & had a baby ;)

Yep this looks very cool and glad to see it’s gonna be on the Vita.
I agree with the Shank and Rocketbirds love child…which is a good thing!

Never played mutant blob…. but would like to see a demo for it?

TH3_PH4NT0M786 04 June, 2012 @ 01:42

Is the co-op mode only playable with ad-hoc?

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