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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: DrinkBox Studios
Developer: DrinkBox Studios
Release Date: April 9, 2013

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'Guacamelee!' (ALL) Patch Pulled, DLC Delayed

by Rainier on June 4, 2013 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT

Guacamelee! is a Metroid-vania style action platformer set in a magical Mexican-inspired world.

Guacamelee! draws inspiration for its unique story and characters from traditional Mexican culture and folklore. Guacamelee! builds upon the classic open-world Metroid-vania style of games by adding a strong melee combat component, a new dimension-switching mechanic, and co-operative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story. Many of the player’s moves are needed for both combat and platforming, blurring the boundaries between the two styles of gameplay.

DrinkBox Studios issued the following statement:


We’ve discovered that there is a serious error in the patch that went live today. If you had a game saved after obtaining the “Pollo Power”, downloading and installing the patch will cause you to be unable to swap back into a luchador from chicken mode, essentially blocking progression.

In light of this, we have pulled the patch down, but some players are already experiencing this issue having updated their game this morning. PS+ users might have also automatically obtained this patch last night.

If you have downloaded the patch already and are experiencing this issue, PS3 players are advised to delete Guacamelee from their system and redownload it. This will give you a non-patched version of the game, and your save game should work correctly.

Vita players should perform a cloud save (via the in-game options menu), then delete and re-download Guacamelee. Vita owners can then pull their save game from the cloud to retain their progress.

Note that this issue only effects people who have a save file after obtaining “Pollo Power”. If you start a new game, or your save file is earlier than this, you will not be affected by the issue, i.e., getting Pollo Power after applying the patch will work properly.

Unfortunately the new Costume DLC depends on this patch. We’re currently working with Sony to try to pull this content from going live in the PlayStation Store tonight.

We hope to release a fix for the patch (as well as the downloadable content) as soon as possible. Really sorry about this!

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