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Secret Ponchos Probably Has the Best Name in PSN History

Posted by Sammy Barker

Switchblade Monkeys serving up a whip-crackin' good time

After a short spell out of the spotlight, spaghetti westerns are well and truly back in vogue. Following the recent re-reveal of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, new studio Switchblade Monkeys has uncovered its very own venture into the rootin’ tootin’ world of the wild west, confirming the brilliantly named Secret Ponchos for the PlayStation Network.

Due out later this year, the isometric shooter sees you stepping into the spurred boots of several different outlaws, competing in tense multiplayer gun fights for finances and fame. Each class will come with its own unique set of weapons and abilities, many of which are outlined in the debut trailer embedded below. We’re especially fond of the guy with a whip.

“Secret Ponchos was created by a new development philosophy,” said Switchblade Moneys creative director Yousuf Mapara. "Instead of following a business-oriented studio model, we just set out to make the game in the way a group of friends gets together to form a rock band.”

The title’s set to make its public debut at PAX East this weekend. Check out the trailer, and let us know if you’re interested in the comments section.


User Comments (4)



wraith9999 said:

looks perfect for the psvita when your on the go and it would be even better on a ps3/4 playing split screen with buddies, 100% buying, top of my list for upcoming spaghetti western games.



Lionhart said:

I really like this. In fact this is the first Western or Spaghetti Western video game that I've seen in a long time that I actually am willing to hand my money over for. I love the music and that animation in the cut scenes is really good. I wish for all the world that this was an actual anime as there is a dearth of both American and Japanese animated Westerns, heck Rango was a good movie. Anyway, I sure pray and hope that this game Secret Ponchos will be on the PS Vita because I'd love to download and play it on my Vita.

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