Guacamelee: Gold Edition comes to Steam on August 8, priced $15, or £12/€14 in Europe. If you buy the game in its first week on the portal, you'll get a 10 percent discount, as well as pick up developer Drinkbox's Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs Attack for free.
Joystiq head honcho Ludwig, known in wrestling circles as The Kietz Man, gave Guacamelee a body-slamming four stars, recommending the 2D adventure with a three-pronged attack: "once for its devilish difficulty, again for its luchadorable charm, and one last time for its even-handed treatment of the lowly video game chicken." Check his review for some really fowl puns.
Guacamelee! is an award winning Metroidvania-style action-platformer-brawler set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The Steam Gold edition features a new level containing many devious challenges, new costumes, ability to edit and share costumes, and full Steam integration.
$14.99 North America €13.99/£11.99 Europe
First week only: 10% discount + copy of Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!
● NonStop Brawling Action. An extensive move list, advanced combo engine, and large variety of enemies keeps the battles fresh and entertaining.
● Multidimensional Platforming. Instantly swap between the Worlds of Living and Dead to traverse impossible terrain, and reach new locations.
● Combat moves are needed for both fighting and platforming, blurring the boundaries between the two styles of gameplay.
● Access new parts of the world as you gain advanced wrestling moves and powers.
● "El Infierno" level expansion a series of challenges set inside the offices of the Devil's domain.
● New costumes that feature lavish detail, and change player abilities.
● Steam Trading Cards, Achievements, Leaderboards, Cloud Save, and Big Picture Mode.
● Steam Workshop. Using an external editor (Adobe Flash) and our custom tool, players can modify character skins and upload them to Steam to share with everyone.
● Drop in/out 2-Player local Cooperative play for the entire story
● True 1080p, 60fps, customizable keyboard (reflected ingame), and support for controllers
"a grininducing sense of humor" Gamespot
"A hell of a lot of fun to play!" IGN