It's been a wonderful year for metroidvania fans, but one game I had particularly high expectations for was Guacamelee 2. It delivered. The story, the co-op brawling, the tricky but fair platforming challenges, the humor, the art direction and music -- pretty much everything is well-executed. It's a good time!
There's just one little issue: I haven't heard Guacamelee 2come up a ton in conversation. Maybe it was the timing? Maybe you were waiting for a specific port to come out first? In any event, I hope more people check out the sequel soon. It's a perfect "winter break" game to sink your teeth into.
DrinkBox is bringing Guacamelee 2to Nintendo Switch next month, as previously reported, but now we have a precise launch date: December 10, 2018. Pre-sales have begun on the eShop with a 10 percent discount, and folks who own the original Guacameleefor Switch can save 30 percent.
Additionally, Guacamelee 2is planned for Xbox One sometime in January 2019.
With all that said, play this dang game. You need to meet the Chicken Pope.