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Masked Mexican Mayhem Meets Metroidvania in 'Guacamelee'

In what might possibly be the greatest combination since peanut butter and chocolate, developer Drinkbox Interactive has combined the open-world platforming of Metroid and Castlevania (both members of the portmanteau genre of "Metroidvania") with the high-flying lunacy of the lucha libre horror films of 1960's Mexico with their upcoming brawler Guacamelee.  More info and a trailer via Joystiq after the jump.

Bound for the PS3 and Playstation Vita, Guacamelee combines 1960's pop art with a delightfully cheesy backstory involving the sugar-skulled Carlos Calaca bringing an army of the walking dead back to life to kidnap El Presidente's daughter, which brings him to odds against a luchador with more than a passing resemblance to Blue Demon. 

The trailer shows off some silky smooth animation, brawler-style combos, and an interesting dimension-flipping mechanic that adds an extra layer to the long-running Metroidvania genre.  Drinkbox plans on showing more of the game at E3, so we'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one.