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Snake Pass Slithers Into Number One Spot For First Ever European Nintendo eShop Chart

Physics Platformer Scales Heady Heightsss To Fend Off Competition From Snipper Clips and Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

April 10th, 2017 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Independent developer Sumo Digital, the studio behind AAA blockbusters Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed and LittleBigPlanet 3, today announced that Snake Pass, its slithery physics platformer, has secured the number one spot in the European Nintendo eShop chart, topping sales in United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. Snake Pass saw off fangtastic competition from the likes of The Legend of  Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove.

“When I first had the idea for Snake Pass, I had no clue where the game would take me,” said Seb Liese, creator of Snake Pass. “But here we are today, having secured the number one spot on the Nintendo eShop chart in Europe. It’s been such a pleasure to hear about everyone enjoying the game.”

“I’m hugely proud of the studio and I know that everyone at Sumo is thrilled that the game has resonated with players to such a degree,” said Paul Porter, COO of Sumo Digital. “We always knew Snake Pass was a great concept, but we’ve been totally surprised by the scale of positive reaction to the game. To be the first ever number one on the Nintendo eShop is a piece of hiss-tory I can get behind.”

Snake Pass is available now on Nintendo Switch™ via the eShop, Xbox One via the Xbox Games Store, PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store and PC via Steam or the Windows Store. Snake Pass supports HDR on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One S, for players with an HDR compatible TV.

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, you must ‘think like a snake’ and slither, curl and climb your 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/SnakePassGame/

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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© 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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