David Wise to Compose Music for Snake Pass

The former Rare composer is reportedly excited to compose melodies for Sumo Digital's upcoming indie physics game.

10 months ago by Morgan Shaver in News

British indie developer Sumo Digital recently announced that David Wise, veteran former composer of Rare, will be providing the music for their upcoming physics game, Snake Pass.

Set to release Early 2017, Snake Pass is a retro-inspired platformer where players slither, curl, and climb their way through intricate obstacles across 15 different challenging levels. Addressing his work on Snake Pass, David Wise stated:

"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. 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!"

You can check out a snippet of his work on Snake Pass below.

David Wise worked for Rare from 1985 to 2009, composing soundtracks for games such as Battletoads, Donkey Kong Country, and Star Fox Adventures. In addition to his upcoming work on Snake Pass, Wise is also providing musical compositions for another retro-inspired platformer, Yooka-Laylee.

Snake Pass is reminiscent of Yooka-Laylee in that it features a snake/hummingbird duo forced to embark on a daring journey to save their home. In Snake Pass, players will be able to control both Noodle the Snake and Doodle the Hummingbird across 15 different levels and 4 unique worlds.

Snake Pass is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and the Nintendo Switch sometime later this year. For more on Snake Pass, be sure to visit the game’s official website.