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Drinkbox Studios is teaming up with Leadman Games on a special package for Switch. The two sides today unveiled the Guacamelee! One-Two Punch Collection, a physical bundle of both games in the series. Also included is a manual, a double-sided poster, and download codes for the soundtracks.

Guacamelee! One-Two Punch Collection launches May 28 for $39.99. We have a video promoting the release below.

Earlier today, DrinkBox announced that Guacamelee 2 is coming to Switch on December 10. View some footage in the video below.

DrinkBox Studios has dated Guacamelee 2 for Switch. Metroidvania-style adventure will be added to the eShop on December 10, the developer has confirmed.

Here’s an overview for Guacamelee 2 plus a trailer:

DrinkBox unexpectedly brought Guacamelee to Switch today – with its sequel following in December. Take a look at some footage below.

DrinkBox Studios has revealed that both of its Guacamelee games are coming to Switch. In fact, the first title is out today on the eShop. Guacamelee 2 will follow in December.

The Guacamelee games are Metroidvania action platformers. The first one ended up on Wii U a few years ago while DrinkBox only just wrapped up the sequel in August.

Out of nowhere, DrinkBox brought Severed to the Switch eShop this week. It’s one of just a few games on the system that can only be played in portable mode. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as Severed was designed for touchscreen play.

Interestingly, DrinkBox did toss around the possibility of including motion controls. A studio representative told IGN that “experiments” were done with motion controls, but the team was “really unhappy with the results.” That’s why Severed is ultimately a handheld-only game on Switch.

DrinkBox said:

“Severed was initially designed as a touch-screen game. We did do some experiments with motion controls early on in development, but were really unhappy with the results. For the experience to work well, players need to swipe with precision, and need to be able to see what they are touching. Even simple things like slashing specific pots to break them can become extremely annoying to do when using motion controls or an on-screen cursor.”

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DrinkBox surprised us this week by stealthily putting Severed on Switch. Fortunately, the process of porting the game over was very smooth.

DrinkBox co-founder and Severed producer Graham Smith told 4colorrebellion:

“Bringing the game to the Switch was an extremely smooth process, in fact, it was one of the easiest releases we’ve ever done as a studio. The only major difference between the Wii U and Switch versions of Severed is that now you can take it with you on the go!”

DrinkBox isn’t talking about future Switch games at this time. Smith did note though, “I can say that now that our game engine is running on the Switch, it should make it easier for us to bring games to the platform in the future.”

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Having previously released on Wii U and 3DS, Severed is coming to Switch. Guacamelee creator Drinkbox Studios is actually launching the title on the eShop today. Pricing is set at $14.99 / €14.99 / £13.49.

Here’s an overview of Severed:

Severed puts players in the role of Sasha, a one- armed warrior who has embarked on a dangerous quest to find her missing family members. During their adventure, players will hack, slash, and swipe their way through nightmarish monsters and uniquely challenging puzzles.

In Severed, players use swipe-based touch controls to solve puzzles, find secrets and battle a host of disturbing monsters including giant floating skull wizards and beasts made of crows. During the journey, players unlock new abilities, ascend an RPG-style upgrade tree, and uncover the mysteries of the dark fantasy universe Sasha finds herself in.

We’ve posted a new trailer for the Switch version of Severed below.

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Well before NX was known as Switch, GamesTM spoke with three developers about the system. The UK magazine previously caught up with DrinkBox co-founder Graham Smith, Rebellion Developments co-founder Chris Kingsley, and Zen Studios VP of Publishing Mel Kirk. Now that we’re starting to get an idea as to what Switch actually is (though much more so next month), GamesTM once again posed some questions to these game makers.

You can read the full Q&A about Switch in this month’s issue of GamesTM. However, we did pick out some excerpts below. Smith, Kingsley, and Kirk shared some thoughts about Switch’s power, developing with NVIDIA hardware, and what they’re most excited about.

Europe has had both versions of Severed since launch last month. But in North America, only the Wii U edition was released. This will be changing very soon.

Nintendo’s website is now updated to show that Severed on 3DS is heading to North America October 13. Indeed, that’s just a couple of days away. It should be final, but if anything changes, we’ll let you know.

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