By Tyler Trosper / February 16th, 2017
Sumo Studio announced yesterday that their new retro-inspired platformer, Snake Pass, is releasing in North America on March 28th and in Europe on March 29th. The game will be on almost every platform, coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Players who play it on Playstation 4 Pro with 4K TVs get a higher resolution, and HD TVs give the game a higher frame rate. Xbox One owners will get a Windows 10 PC version of the game for free, allowing them to sync saves between the devices.
For more information, including details on the Switch version, Sumo Digital provided a press release.
February 15th, 2017 – Sheffield, United Kingdom – Independent developer Sumo Digital, the studio behind AAA blockbuster Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed and LittleBigPlanet 3, today announced that Snake Pass, it’s slithery physics platformer, will launch on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, Nintendo Switch™ and PC on March 28th in North America and March 29th across all platforms in Europe. Snake Pass will support PlayStation®4 Pro at launch with enhanced visual features. 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 a real passion project for the team. It’s been so fun creating our own characters, visual style and establishing our own voice as IP creators.” said Seb Liese, Creator of Snake Pass. “Our mission with Snake Pass, was to make the simple act of controlling Noodle the Snake as fun as possible. Once players start to “think like a snake”, they will be amazed at the incredible feats of acrobatics they are capable of.”
Sumo have also announced that Snake Pass will support PlayStation 4 Pro. Owners of the PlayStation 4 Pro with 4K TVs will be able to play Snake Pass in a higher resolution, allowing them to appreciate the beautiful, Unreal Engine 4 powered visuals in pin-sharp detail. Owners of a PlayStation 4 Pro with HD TVs will be able to play Snake Pass at a higher frame rate. Snake Pass will also support High Dynamic Range on PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 4. Players with compatible TVs will be able to experience the lush colours and textures of Haven Tor in incredibly vibrant HDR. Prepare your eyeballs.
For Xbox players, Snake Pass will support the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, where once you buy Snake Pass, you can play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC at no additional cost. Your progress goes with you, saves, achievements and game add-ons are all in the cloud, so when you switch from one device to the other, you can pick up right where you left off.
For Nintendo Switch owners, Snake Pass will be playable in TV mode, Handheld mode and Tabletop mode. Supporting the Joy-Con© and the Switch Pro Controller©, Snake Pass on Nintendo Switch offers unparalleled flexibility, letting you play any place, any time and any way you want.
When a mysterious intruder threatens the tranquillity 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!
To visit the official Snake Pass website visit: www.snake-pass.com
Follow Snake Pass & Sumo Digital on Twitter: @Snake_Pass & @SumoDigitalLtd
Like Snake Pass on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
Tune in and watch the weekly Snake Pass Twitch Shows – Thursdays at 5pm GMT: https://www.twitch.tv/
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 3.0. 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
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