Developer Switchblade Monkeys has been getting a lot of attention with their western arena combat game, Secret Ponchos, since they first announced back in April and then with E3 taking place last week, it has now hit Steam Early Access ahead of the PS4 launch.
In Secret Ponchos, players will need to have a Xbox 360 controller in order to play. The game features a new way of combat between others, you will have a 360 degree view during the combat in order to watch every angle of the fight. This is a quick shooter type of game that involves not only timing, but also what you choose to do in the gameplay. You are able to fight to survive in 1 vs. 1 duels, free-for-all mode, or you can bring your friends for a combat against rivals, which you can have up to 8 players. Also rolling out on June 17th, is an addition of 2 vs. 2 teamplay.
The characters you can create are known as outlaws, and they are all western, and all have their own fighting styles and weapon types. The points in the game are known as notoriety, which you earn from killing your rivals and becoming a legacy of all outlaws out there. Though every time you kill to earn notoriety, it also makes it harder for you, due to your head being wanted and the bounty for you is always increasing.
You can watch the E3 trailer for Secret Ponchos below:
Key features in Secret Ponchos include:
Line of Site: Take cover behind the environment to break line-of-site between you and enemies. When breaking line-of-site you will disappear from your enemies view, allowing you to ambush, flank, or take a moment to reload and regroup.
Combat Modes : 2-8 Players supported. Play 1v1 intense duels, or team shootouts supporting 2v2 , 4v4 and even 8 Player FFA matches. Modes available in early access can be seen in the Early Access Schedule (above).
Local Coop/SplitScreen : Have a friend over, and use split screen to either play against each other or cooperatively against other teams online.
*Splitscreen PC is disabled in the first version of Early Access, but it will be supported as an upcoming feature
Persistent Characters & Upgrades: As you gun down opponents the game tracks your characters match history and bounties you have collected. Unlock perks, skins, and reputation classes as you earn notoriety and the bounty on your own head rises.
Grab your controller and get ready to shoot your way up to the top in this PvP fighting game, taking place in a stylish Spaghetti Western universe. Get your copy of Secret Ponchos for PC via Steam for 20% discount (from $14.99 to $11.24), which ends on June 20th for this price. You can also get the Posse Pack (4 copies) for 25% discount (from $44.99 to $33.74).