Secret Ponchos is a multiplayer western for PSN, XBLA and it’s coming to PAX East

Switchblade Monkeys is made up of developers previously employed by Blizzard, Hasbro, and Radical and they’re bringing their first game to this weekend’s PAX East show. Check out the debut trailer above and be sure to stop by the Switchblade Monkeys booth if you’re going to be in Boston this weekend.

Secret Ponchos is a multiplayer spaghetti western with a Smash TV flair. The overhead shooter pits six outlaws, each with their own weapons and skillsets, against each other in a wild west arena.

When the team at Switchblade Monkeys began development of the game, they left behind the overtly corporate, money-driven world of commercial game development and set out to create something of a passion project between a group of friends. They studied elements from their favorite games, including team shooters, fighting games and isometric action-RPGs, as well as the style and flair of graphic novels and classic spaghetti westerns, to create a game they could call their own.

Secret Ponchos is in development as a a downloadable title for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. It’s expected to be released this year.

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