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Drinkbox Studios’ upcoming action-platformer, Guacamelee! 2, gets a PlayStation 4 and PC release date.

And that date is August 21, 2018. The game – which is the sequel to the wonderful 2013 hit, Guacamelee! – will be priced at $19.99 in North America, and €19.99 in Europe.

Guacamelee! 2 expands upon the original game with hero Juan Aguacate coming out of retirement to tackle new enemies, explore new levels, and meet a new cast of colourful characters.

Augusto Quijano, concept lead at Drinkbox Studios, says about the game:

“We asked our inner skeletons what we should do for Guac 2. We couldn’t decide whether to add Better Moves, More Interesting Platforming, Timeline Travel, Chicken Powers, or New Puns, so we added it all!”

Among “it all” are new abilities such as the Eagle Boost, Rocket Kick, and Pollo Shot, plus there’s a new set of mechanics for Juan’s chicken form. The game also supports drop-in/drop-out four-player local co-op, and features an upgrade system based on defeating challenges set by trainers from around the world.

Composers Peter Chapman and Rom Di Prisco are back to provide the musical score, but there will be additional tracks from special guests, Mariachi Entertainment System.

More than anything else, we’re looking forward to having a whole new world to explore, that like the first game, is inspired by Mexican folklore.

Guacamelee 2

Guacamelee! 2 is available to preorder now on Steam, or the PlayStation Store, where PS Plus members can get also pick up a pre-launch 20% discount.

And hurrah for us! We didn’t mention a Nintendo Switch version once!

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