Following the leak on Steam that David Wise is the composer for Snake Pass, only to have the description that stated as such, deleted, confusion soon followed!
But being the kind of people we are, who likes to get answers, due to already being in touch with Sumo Digital due to conducting a Switch Snake Pass interview that we will be posting this weekend, we asked them flat-out if David Wise is involved with the game and their response was “yes he is.” And there’s even a whole announcement to go with it, part of which you can see for yourself right here:
Veteran Ex-Rare Composer David Wise Composes the Soundtrack for Sumo Digital’s Breakout IP Snake Pass™
(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)
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:
“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!”
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For anyone requiring an overview, you can find one right here:
“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!”
This concludes our Snake Pass news for today, but like we said, we will be posting an interview with Sumo Digitals’ Seb Liese this weekend.
Source: Sumo Digital PR