I really enjoyed playing Guacamelee! — Developer Drinkbox Studios really did an awesome job melding the Metroidvania gameplay with a fully functional brawler combat system. And who doesn’t like luchadors? Seriously.
Graham Smith, Drinkbox Studios co-founder discussed the future of the IP in an interview with IGN.
Guacamelee! DLC is confirmed to be coming. They are currently hard at work with the initial add-on content and that’s a sure thing. Graham also mentioned that they are on the “design phase” for more DLC after that.
In the interview, Smith has this to say about Guacamelee‘s success:
“It has been really successful, if you compare it to our previous games like Mutant Blobs Attack, the sales have been really, really good. It’s great, we’re really happy to be at the top of the charts both in America and Europe. At the same time, I don’t think we’re anywhere close to making Minecraft numbers. I feel like maybe there’s a little bit of difficulty, not just for us but for downloadable or indie games in general, to break more into the mainstream audiences. So we’re not selling millions of copies of the game, for sure. But that being said, we’re really happy with the way things are going with our sales and everything.”
And when asked about the possibility of a sequel:
“I don’t know yet, it’s something that we talk about. We’re talking about what our next new IP is going to be, so we haven’t really decided on that yet. But one of the things as part of that conversation is the possibility of doing a sequel. But we haven’t really made any decisions either way with that.”
I’m really glad that Guacamelee! is doing well and things are looking bright for the devs. Are you stoked for a possible sequel, or would you rather Drinkbox develop a whole new IP?
Guacamelee! is now available as a cross-buy title (buying it entitles you to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions) on the PlayStation Store for $14.99. Click Here for my official review of the game.