Songsmith Behind the Donkey Kong Country Series, Diddy Kong Racing and Star Fox Adventures Lays Down the Beats for Sumo Digital’s Slithering Platforming Puzzle Caper.

Press release:
February 10th, 2017 – Sheffield, United Kingdom – Independent developer Sumo Digital, the studio behind AAA blockbusters Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed, LittleBigPlanet 3 and the in-development Crackdown 3, today announced that veteran audio legend David Wise is composing the soundtrack for its’ upcoming slithery physics platformer, Snake Pass. Scheduled to launch later this Spring on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, Nintendo Switch™ and PC, Snake Pass is a retro-inspired collectathon platformer, where players slither, curl and climb their way through increasingly challenging worlds filled with intricate obstacles and fiendishly mind-bending challenges.

“Snake Pass is inspired by the classic Rare collectathon platformers of the N64 era, so getting David on board for the soundtrack was imperative to complete our vision”, said Seb Liese, Creator of Snake Pass. “His sunny, tropical compositions blend perfectly with the slithery gameplay. He’s truly a composer of rare talent indeed…”

To whet your appetite, wrap your ears around some snippets of David’s tracks now:

Snake Pass – World Map Snippet – David Wise

Snake Pass – Earth Realm Snippet – David Wise

“Once I played the game and saw the captivating world Sumo created, it set my mind on fire. I immediately began composing melodies, then worked with the team to develop these and nail down the feel of the soundtrack,” said David Wise. “We’ve ended up with something that not only pays tribute to the game’s classic inspirations, but also brings something new to the table, just as the game’s mechanics do!”

When a mysterious intruder threatens the tranquility of their home, it’s up to Noodle the Snake and Doodle the Hummingbird to embark on a daring journey to save the day. Controlling this dynamic duo, players must become one with the snake as they slither, curl and climb their way through 15 levels across 4 increasingly challenging themed worlds. Snake Pass is a unique take on the platforming genre that is intuitive and fun to learn, but will gradually test your snake charming skills to the limit!

Visit the official Snake Pass website: www.snake-pass.com
Follow Snake Pass & Sumo Digital on Twitter: @Snake_Pass & @SumoDigitalLtd
Like Snake Pass on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SnakePassGame/
Tune in and watch the weekly Snake Pass Twitch Shows – Thursdays at 5pm GMT: https://www.twitch.tv/snakepass

About Sumo Digital
Based in Sheffield and Nottingham in the United Kingdom and Pune in India, Sumo Digital employs 360 staff developing successful games across all platforms and genres. Recognised for its versatility, proprietary technology, creativity and high Metacritic, Sumo Digital’s portfolio of games includes LittleBigPlanet 3, Sonic & All Stars Racing: Transformed, Forza Horizon 2 – Fast & Furious and Disney Infinity. The studio is also developing Dead Island 2 (Deep Silver) and Crackdown 3, in collaboration with Reagent and Microsoft.

The sensitive, creative and intelligent use of licensed IP has become one of Sumo’s core competencies. At the 2013 Tiga Game Awards Sumo won Best Arcade Game (Large Studio) and Outstanding Leadership Awards. In 2015 Sumo won a prestigious DICE award for ‘Best Family Game’ and 3 gongs at the Tiga Awards for ‘Best Social Game’ (LittleBigPlanet 3), UK Heritage Award and Outstanding Individual Award for CEO Carl Cavers. In 2016 TIGA also awarded ‘Independent Studio (Large)’ to Sumo. For more information visit: Sumo

© 2017 Sumo Digital Ltd. All rights reserved. ‘Snake Pass’ and the ‘Snake Pass’ logo are trade marks or registered trade marks of Sumo Digital Ltd.

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