Guacamelee! developers Drink Box Studios have brought their upcoming Metroidvania-esque PlayStation Network game to GDC, revealing a new trailer and release date in the meantime.
With a gorgeous art style and humourous undertone, Guacamelee! features a lucha libre wrestler named Juan who holds the unique abilities to switch between the world of the living and the dead and to be able to turn himself into a chicken at will.
Having played the game’s playable demo myself at Eurogamer’s Rezzed Expo last August, it and Nyamyam‘s game Tengami were the two games that lingered in my mind the most. Having been in development since February 2011, the PlayStation 3 and Vita title has been dated for an April 9th release (April 10th in the EU), with the game’s $19.99 price-point featuring cross-buy. The game will also have a Platinum Trophy to achieve for — a rarity among downloadable titles.
Check out the gorgeous trailer for the game below and prepare your wallets for a charming swansong for the PlayStation 3.
Source: PlayStation Blog (US)