Mexicans happy as Ponchos make their way to new systems (Poncho newly released)

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The open world platformer by Rising Star Games, Poncho, has been launched on PS4, PC, Linux and Mac platforms on the 3rd of November, 2015. Later releases for PS Vita and Wii U will be coming soon in the future although no word on 3DS and Xbox One.  The pixel art game will be available for £10.99 UK and $14.99 in the US.

The story is about a robot who wakes up with the readily accepted game character amnesia (see… just any video game, notably the game Amnesia) with nothing in his pockets but an ancient artefact, a little red poncho. I wouldn’t be surprised if it had a hood and there was a basket in there too. Seeing as he probably doesn’t know who he is, he gives himself the name Poncho. He begins his journey to find out what happened to the world around him and why he was left by his friend on a night out with what is essentially the blanket equivalent of the fashion world.


(An example of Poncho’s lovely pixel art:

The game has an interesting mechanic where it works a bit like a landscape painting where you have layers to the picture, your foreground, background, so on and so forth. Using these layers to jump from one to the other to fully explore the open world in the game and also use it to solve the puzzles in the world.

Jack Odell, the composer and co-creator of Poncho has been looking forward saying “I’m so excited to finally be releasing Poncho out into the world.” He also said “This project has meant a lot to myself and Dan over the past 3 years and the soundtrack has been some of my favourite work to date. We really hope that people enjoy it as much as we loved making it.”

The features that will be coming in this game is a new open world with new creatures and locations to uncover Poncho’s story and what happened to him. The soundtrack is linked to the game itself so hopefully Jack Odell has been working hard to make not only the gameplay impressive but the music to work with it in an interesting and new way. The world will have a lot of mysterious creatures and other potentially friendly robots.



Poncho is now available on Steam and the Playstation Store.

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Written by Carwyn, part of UDLR Games.







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