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Drink Box makes awesome Guacamelee and a good debut trailer too

Submitted by on Thursday, 7 June 2012No Comment

This seems to be the year of the Canadian indie developer for PlayStation 3, as DrinkBox Studios showcases their newest SCEA “Pub Fund” creation, Guacamelee!

DrinkBox describes the game as a co-op multiplayer “Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world.”

While they figure out exactly which genre Guacamelee falls under, they managed to iron out one flaw in their last two games. Guacamelee will be released on both PS3 and Vita, sometime in early 2013.

In the video above, we can’t help but notice similarities between Guacamelee and developer Klei’s Shank as far as the combat is concerned. Its going to be Guacamelee’s Metroid-like level progression, gaining access to hidden areas at a later time once abilities or weapons have been upgraded, that sets it apart. On top of that, DrinkBox has added a clever dimension-swapping mechanic to compliment the platforming element.

The game’s art style based on traditional Mexican culture while the hero is appropriately dressed like a Luchador. We desperately want to add “Nacho Libre” to the list of adjectives used to describe this game. The enemies seen in the debut trailer follow the same theme with skeletons wearing sombreros and ponchos.

Flame Face loves a good fiesta!

DrinkBox Studios has been making waves in the Indie Developer scene since they relinquished Tales From Space: About a Blob onto unsuspecting PlayStation 3 gamers worldwide last year. The PS Vita’s #1 selling game for the first couple months was not a $40 Vita card game. Instead is was Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, a $7 downloadable game sitting pretty with a Metacritic score of 86.

Graham Smith, producer and co-founder at DrinkBox, comments:

Sony has been really great to work with in the past, and we are excited to continue working with them to have the opportunity to bring our new game to their platforms via the Pub Fund program.

You can find out more about Guacamelee! from the game’s official website and follow them through Twitter at @DrinkBoxStudios.