You can’t spell Guacamelee without three Es. You’ll need a few more to spell Super Turbo Championship Edition. Incidentally, Chris McQuinn and Augusto Quijano from DrinkBox will be showing off the Guacamelee! Super Edition demo in two ways:
1. If you’re at E3, come say hi to us and try out the STCE demo on one of our two Xbox One stations.
We often look through Guacamelee! Gold Edition’s Steam Workshop to see if anything new has popped up. One user, Mujizik, has been blowing us away with his skins drawn from pop culture, and the custom animations made for each one.
Not only does Mujizik do a fantastic job recreating the likenesses of the characters, the animations are altered to actually mimic what the characters actually do in their own setting, be it a video game or cartoon.
Bayonetta sprouts butterfly wings when doing a Goat Fly or Double Jump. Lara Croft uses her climbing axe when doing a Rooster Uppercut. Punisher uses an assortment of guns. He-Hombre uses his sword.
What really made our mouths drop was the Cormano skin uploaded yesterday. Inspired by the classic Sunset Riders video game for the SNES, the Cormano skin copies the dodge animation and gun particle effects from the original game. Also Cormano mounts his horse whenever he performs a Dashing DerpDerp.
So dust off Guacamelee! Gold Edition from your Steam Library and try out these skins!
The upcoming Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will feature two new costumes: the Piñata and the Mighty Warrior.
While wearing the Piñata costume, defeating enemies and busting chests open yields double the normal amount of pesos and silver you’d usually get. Pesos allow you to buy upgrades, while silver buys you costumes.
You’re even rewarded with 2x pesos and silver when you smash open your fellow pinatas that spawn after every arena. You’d think after walking a few miles in a pinata’s shoes you’d gain some sympathy for their plight.
Where’s Waldo meets Guacamelee
Unfortunately, wearing the piñata costume makes it as if your body is made of papier mache and frilly paper. Enemies in STCE have stepped up their game, and none of them are wearing blindfolds.
Next is ‘Warrior’s Might’, a costume inspired by Mayan warriors. This costume works with Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition’s new power, Intenso. We’ll talk more about Intenso another time. For now, let’s just say that the Warrior’s Might skin and Intenso are like nachos and salsa… no wait, guacamole.
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will be out SOON for Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
This past weekend the DrinkBox team, Mutant Blobs Attack, and a buttload of merch, went to the second installment of Bit Bazaar. It’s an event where Toronto-based game developers, artists, and various other craftspeople come together for one day to sell small crafts, prints and collectibles at Bento Miso, a local collaborative workspace.
On Friday was the Bit Bazaar party, a party to celebrate both the Bit Bazaar and Bento’s 2nd anniversary. We were honoured we were asked to bring Mutant Blobs Attack with a super secret peripheral we’re experimenting with.
The Cybertronic Spree were also there, and did a cover of ‘Dare To Be Stupid’ with a special guest singer.
Bit Bazaar itself was a blast. We sold our merch, met a whole bunch of wonderful people, and connected with other local game makers <cough> possible DrinkBox/Capy collab <cough>.
If you weren’t able to make it to Bit Bazaar, have no fear for there’s another Bit Bazaar in the spring.
Another Day of the Dead has come and gone, but you’ve only just whet your appetite for sugar skulls. Well GOOD NEWS, you can scratch that itch in a video game because Guacamelee is now 50% off for 48 hours as part of Steam’s Daily Deal!
As an added bonus, you’ll get new Portal and Team Fortress Valve-themed skins for Juan and Tostada for free! You can also turn into Wheatley or a Headcrab instead of a turning into a chicken.
Everyone who owns Guacamelee gets the Valve skins, not just people just buying it today. Thanks to the Steam Workshop and our talented community, anyone playing Guacamelee on Steam has more than 20 custom skins to choose from.
Lastly, the Guacamelee official soundtrack is now available directly through Steam. It can be purchased on its own or as part of a package with the full game.
The Guacamelee OST is out NOW on Bandcamp for 7$! You can also find it in a bunch of other online music stores like iTunes, Amazon, etc… Sample a few songs and just let the Guacamelee soundtrack go co-op on your ears.
Rom Di Prisco and Peter Chapman composed all the songs on the OST. So if you like what you’ve heard so far, why not check out what they’re up to now? *nudge, nudge* I know that Rom will be performing at a video game music themed concert in Mexico called VCONCERT. Looks p. cool!
Enter our #soundtrackamelee contest on Twitter to win a free copy of the Guacamelee soundtrack. All you have to do is tweet the title of a Guacamelee-themed song (Guac You like a Hurricane, Who Let the Pollos Out, Luchadors Delight) and use the hashtag #soundtrackamelee. We will randomly draw 10 winners later today (9/4). Make sure to follow us at @drinkboxstudios so we can DM you a code.
If you are reading this blog, you might be thinking “I’m smart and good-looking. Do I really need tips to speed-run Guacamelee after I purchase it on August 8th?” The answer, of course, is no. While speed running isn’t for everyone, completion time is how we rank ability via in-game leaderboards. So for those who want to be in the top-100, or top-10, or even top-1, we’d like to give a few tips as to how to improve your time and be the envy of the list of friends in your Steam friends list on Steam.
It’s possible that a few of these tips are obvious to the Guacamelee vet. With this first video, we hope that we can level the playing field a bit, giving new players an idea of what it takes to get a low time, and maybe giving experienced players new ideas about how to plan their runs.
Even if speed runs aren’t your thing, this video can give you ideas on how to be a better Guacamelee player, reducing the chance you will tweet to us with requests to punch our level designers. They’re nice people!
P.S. Tip #6: Play with a friend – some platforming may be more challenging, but combat is much faster and easier. It’s kind of a double-edged sword sometimes, with one edge being way sharper among players who know what they’re doing.
P.P.S. Do you have a speed run tip to share? Share it with us on Twitter or Facebook!