Drinkbox Studios, the creators behind Severed and the first Guacamelee!, showed off their next upcoming title, Guacamelee! 2, on stage at PlayStation Experience this year.
We first learn that Guacamelee! 2 takes place around seven years after the end of the first title. Juan, the protagonist of the first game, is now happily married to the president’s daughter, the woman you rescue at the end of the first title. They also have two children. A new threat rises up and Juan is forced to swing back into action
During the gameplay demo, we get a look at some of the new powers that’ll be at our disposal in Guacamelee! 2. The first is an “eagle boost” that you can use to slingshot yourself from point to point on the map. Furthermore, we also get a look at the game’s beautiful new lighting system. As this is the first game by Drinkbox that’s being developed exclusively for current-generation hardware, the team has been able to take full advantage of the PS4.
We also get a look at some gameplay as the chicken. In Guacamelee! 2 playing as the chicken will grant you some benefits that you wouldn’t get with Juan. So it’ll be good to switch back and forth between the two throughout your time with the game. There’s also a part where we get to see an awesome powered up version of the chicken in action.
Guacamelee! 2 will be longer than the first game, which was around five or six hours, although we don’t get a specific length. You can check out the gameplay demo for yourself down below.
Guacamelee! 2 will be available “soon-ish” according to its Paris Games Week trailer, the only platform currently announced is PS4.