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[Updated 2/10/17 – David Wise Composing Soundtrack]:

I was already interested in Sumo Digital’s upcoming Switch game, Snake Pass. Now that I know the game’s soundtrack is being composed by the legendary David Wise, it’s almost assuredly a day one purchase. I love all of his music to date and I’m sure he’ll come up with some wonderful music for this new project.


Independent developer Sumo Digital, the studio behind AAA blockbusters Sonic & All-Stars Racing: TransformedLittleBigPlanet 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:

“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!

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[Original Preview]:

Sumo Digital is creating a new original game, Snake Pass, and it’s heading to the Nintendo Switch. You control a snake named Noodle who must slither and slide across 15 levels filled with hazards and obstacles. There are four world themes each with their unique challenges. Luckily he won’t have to go it alone as his best friend, Doodle, will accompany him throughout his adventure. This helpful hummingbird that will assist with puzzles and navigation.



The game’s graphics certainly look charming and the game itself looks like it could be a great fit for the Nintendo Switch. This is yet another game to look forward to shortly after the Switch launches!



You’ve been asking and yes, we’ve been very coy about it… But today we are delighted to announce that Snake Pass is coming to the Nintendo Switch!


That’s right! Very soon Nintendo fans across the world will be challenged to ‘think like a snake’ by slitheringcoiling and climbing across the once idyllic mountain of Haven Tor. Taking control of Noodle the Snake, accompanied by his hyperactive best buddy Doodle the Hummingbird, players will face snake-bending obstacles and perilous pitfalls in their quest to find and restore the Keystones that give Haven Tor its’ mythical power!

Whether you want to slither on the go in handheld mode, coil up in tabletop mode or climb into a comfy sofa and play in TV mode, Snake Pass on the Nintendo Switch is the perfect way to play, wherever you are!

That’s Sssuper!

Isn’t it just? Everyone on the team is a huge fan of all things created by Nintendo and the opportunity to bring Snake Pass to the Nintendo Switch is a dream come true. Especially for Snake Pass creator; Seb Liese:

“I always thought Snake Pass would be great fit for a Nintendo platform but I never dreamed it would come out so close to the launch of their brand-new console!”

Ssso When?

A very good question, but one we’re not ready to answer quite yet. What we can share is that we’re aiming for a first quarter release in 2017 – which is already incredibly close! All hands are on deck making sure that Snake Pass is the very best it can be when it launches and we’re all super excited for you to play it. Keep your eyes on for more details which will be coming… Sssoon.


Leading independent developer Sumo Digital is creating its first original title – Snake Pass. A gorgeous, physical, action-puzzle game that sees the player slither, coil and climb their way through increasingly challenging worlds filled with ever more intricate obstacles and fiendishly mind-bending objectives!

Snake Pass is the wriggling brainchild of Seb Liese, who originally came to Sumo from Holland to work on the LittleBigPlanet team. His prototype of ‘real snake physics’ captured the entire studio’s imagination, winning the company’s first game jam at the end of 2015.

Following the win, a team of professionals from within Sumo was assigned to work with Seb and develop his idea, scaling it up from a ‘snake physics’ tech demo to a playable prototype with fleshed-out levels of reptilian action.

Seb Liese, Lead Designer said, “In the past few months we’ve taken the initial prototype so much further, building in more ‘snakiness’, creating more mechanics that utilise the movement of the snake and building a story.”

“Controlling a character that doesn’t have limbs and climbs in 3D has pushed us into thinking about level design in a different way. There are lots of options to complete the levels and players often surprise us with new and interesting ways to get around.”

Features include:


  • Multiple levels across four boa-tiful themes

  • Innovative, physics-based platforming

  • Call on your wingman for a pick-me-up

  • Advanced moves: coiling, squeezing, diving and climbing

  • Time trial mode with global leaderboards

  • Discover hidden and hard to reach collectibles



Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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