Next month, Xbox owners looking for a fun side-scrolling action-platformer will finally be able to experience what their PlayStation brethren did — and then some — more than a year ago. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition will release on Xbox One and Xbox 360 on July 1 for $14.99, developer DrinkBox Studios has announced.
The embiggened title features an expanded story including both brand new content and all of the DLC released for the original 2013 version of Guacamelee. The campaign is longer thanks to the addition of the new Canal of Flowers and Volcano areas as well as a new boss named the Trio of Death, a three-headed skeleton residing in the new Volcano area where he helps main antagonist Carlos Calaca by constructing his skeleton army. That also means that Calaca will have new baddies “that want to chokeslam luchadores to sleep” at his disposal.
Players will have the new “Intenso” ability to help them in overcoming these new adversaries. Additionally, when playing in co-op, you will be able to swap dimensions independently, a much-requested ability by fans of the original release.
Speaking to XBLA Fans in April, the game’s lead designer, Greg Lesky, estimated that the new content would make the game about 20 percent beefier. Lesky also told us that while certain elements of the game were being smoothed over to increase Guacamelee!‘s approachability, the new enemies would be elite-class and more hard-to-find secrets requiring brutally challenging platforming maneuvers to unlock were being tossed in.
“We wanted [the challenges] to be really hard because we wanted people to feel special when they did them,” he said at the time. “We’re fans of games that focus on player skill and reward exploration and are not afraid to challenge the player, because it’s so much more rewarding when you finally overcome it.”
In an attempt to build excitement for the upcoming release, Drinkbox also made a pair of exclusive Guacamelee! Gamerpic packs available for download on Xbox 360 as of last week.