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Secret Ponchos launching for PC this summer via Steam Early Access

Top-down spaghetti Western game Secret Ponchos from Switchblade Monkeys will launch this summer for PC via Steam Early Access, the developer announced today.

Secret Ponchos pits players against one another online to battle for notoriety and reputation. The game was slated for launch on PlayStation 4 this month, but was delayed for additional testing and polish. At the time, creative director Yousuf Mapara told Polygon the team wanted to finalize the game's beta.

According to the announcement today, the Early Access beta launch will help to "ensure the final experience on both PC and PS4 is the best it can be."

"Since we first previewed the game at PAX East there has been an overwhelming amount of demand to bring the game to PC in addition to PS4, and we always promised we would do our best," Mapara said.

"We realized Early Access would be the perfect program for this; it creates an environment where we can self-fund development of the PC version to make it a reality, in addition to exposing all versions of the game to a broader round of polish and tuning that you can only get when developing with an actual beta community of players."

Read our hands-on preview from PAX Prime 2013 for more on how Secret Ponchos was inspired by fighting games.