Sumo Digital is making a charming little game called Snake Pass for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in the near future but one thing you might have noticed in trailer for the game was the musical score. Being filled with upbeat tracks and iconic sounds, it felt similar to rare work from the past. That is the case because the composer for Snake Pass is none other then talented Donkey Kong Country composer David Wise!
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:
“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!
The sample tracks sound wonderful and easily fit the exploration/platforming style the game is aiming for. We will be learning more about Snake Pass as we get closer to it’s release.