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Everyone’s favourite luchador returns in Guacamelee! 2, coming soon to PS4

Fly like an eagle, play as a chicken: Drinkbox Studios’ platformer retains its bizarre brilliance

Hi PlayStation friends! It’s been way too long – we’ve missed you! We’re super emocionados to finally reveal what we’ve been quietly working on for the last several months. Hint: it’s a sequel to everyone’s favourite Mexican-themed, co-op-multiplayer, dimension-swapping Metroidvania beat ’em up platformer. That’s right, it’s Guacamelee! 2!

The sequel picks up seven years after the original game. Juan Aguacate is living a happy life with his family, when his friend and trainer Uay Chivo discovers a new evil menace that threatens to destroy not only Mexico, but time and space itself! Check out the trailer here:

With Guacamelee! 2, we’re examining the elements that made the original game a fun and unique experience, with a focus on trying to push many of these ideas even further. We’d like to hold back some surprises, but here are a few new gameplay ideas that you can expect in Guacamelee! 2:

Eagle boost

One of the early new powers you can expect to unlock is the Eagle Boost, a hooking mechanic which allows Juan to attach and fly through “boost points” in the environment. As the name implies, you can use this new ability to fly higher than an eagle (cue Bette Midler).

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Super chicken

The original game let players transform into a chicken to squeeze into small spaces, but was otherwise fairly limited in its usefulness. In Guacamelee! 2, the chicken form will have a unique set of abilities, allowing us to give the player more varied and interesting chicken gameplay.

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New environment mechanics

We’re introducing several new environmental mechanics throughout the course of the game to keep players on their toes. These new mechanics complement both the platforming and combat elements of the game. One example of this is “Dimension Waves”, moving windows of space that give players a view into another dimension. Differences in both the environment and enemies will occur as these windows move through the world, and players will need to use them to their advantage to make progress.

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Four-player local co-op

While Guacamelee! 2 can be played from beginning to end as a solo experience, you can also have friends jump in at any time to help out! The difficulty of enemies will scale to keep things challenging as players drop in and out.

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No memes!

We promise! (Maybe.)

We’re planning to show a demo of the game at PlayStation Experience later this year. If you’re going, please remember to stop by our booth and try it out. We’d love to meet you and hear your thoughts.

For up-to-date development news, make sure to follow us on Twitter @DrinkboxStudios. 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!

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Carnivius_Prime 30 October, 2017 @ 16:54
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First game was really good and a lot of fun in multiplayer too so this should be great

No memes!We promise! (Maybe.)

Please please keep this promise, it was so stupid and jarring in the first game it really ruined it, you had this gorgeous aesthetic/art style instantly ruined with modern day and out of date memes, such a shame.

So,no Vita love this time? Does this mean you are done with the handheld? I love your games on it and have bought all multiple times just to support them.

Please don’t give up on it!

I loved this game on ps3, I platiniumed it, but think it maybe had a couple too “hard” sections, hopefully this will be easier to complete as it was pretty frustrating, so I gave up trying on ps4 becouse of that! I also hope this one will have online co-op aswell? If not I will not be in a hurry if only local co-op supported!

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Nooooo! The difficulty was just spot on!

OT: great news! The first was absolutely amazing! Loved every minute of it and bought every version available!

Gloom12356776543 30 October, 2017 @ 20:36
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The Best PGW Announcement !!! 100% the game on all platforms !!! best indie Game Ever !!! Can´t wait !!!!! and hope you are secretly working on Severed 2 !!! and pls !!! make Severed PS4 version ! by letting us play with buttons or Dualshock 4 Touch pad pls !!!!

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