Secret Ponchos, a top-down PvP shooter set in the old American west, is coming t0 PlayStation 4 on December 2, and will be available for free to PlayStation Plus members for the entire month.
The game was initially confirmed for PS4 during Sony’s E3 2013 press conference. It was inspired by “Spaghetti Western” movies and fighting games. The developer, Switchblade Monkeys, has also cited class-based competitions like Team Fortress 2 and League of Legends as inspirations.
Two to eight players choose from one of five outlaws, each with its own unique set of weapons and skills. For instance, Kid Red launches an all-out assault with dynamite and a six-shooter, whereas Phantom Poncho wields a whip and shotgun for a more control-oriented play style. More characters with customizable stats are promised in future updates. Cover plays a vitally important role. Game modes include team and free-for-all in domination and deathmatch-style rounds. Two people can play locally or teams can meet up online.
Secret Ponchos launches exclusively on PS4 on December 2. Learn more over on the developer’s page.