Guacamelee 1 & 2 are this week’s free Epic Store games

Fans of flamboyant fisticuffs are in for a bit of a treat over on the Epic Games Store this week; developer Drinkbox Studios’ acclaimed Metroidvania-style action-twosome Guacamelee 1 & 2 are currently free to download and keep.

The first Guacamelee, if you’re in need of an introduction, released in 2013, serving up a colourful mix of wrestling-inspired brawling and non-linear exploratory action, in which protagonist Juan Aguacate – suddenly infused with luchador powers – sets out across a world inspired by traditional Mexican culture and folklore to rescue El Presidente’s daughter.

“Like the best luchadores in the business,” Eurogamer’s Christian Donlan wrote at the time of its release, “Guacamelee has real heart and a blazing desire to put on a good show.”

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