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Snake Pass' latest update adds a free new Arcade Mode

Snake Pass' latest update adds a free new Arcade Mode

And obliterates controversial Switch icon.

Sumo Digital just updated its serpentine physics platformer Snake Pass, adding a free new Arcade Mode, and remedying the game's controversial home screen icon on Switch.

Arcade Mode is out now on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch, and can be played on all 15 of Snake Pass' existing levels once they're unlocked in the main story campaign. It's the second bonus mode to be included in Snake Pass, following on from Time Trial Mode, and tasks players with racing around a stage and gathering up fruit.

The more fruit you eat before the timer runs out, the higher your score multiplayer will climb and, thus, the higher your score on reaching the end-gate. Scores are uploaded to Snake Pass' online leaderboard, should you fancy attempting to best your friends and total strangers.

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Snake Pass release date set for March on all platforms, including Switch

Retro arcade collectathon Snake Pass is coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC on 29th March in Europe (and 28th March in North America).

Developed by Sumo Digital, the studio behind such hits as Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed and LittleBigPlanet 3, Snake Pass looks like the game the N64 wishes it had. Navigating a bright 3D jungle, players control Noodle the Snake as they slither around various moving obstacles in an effort to snag all the shiny things. You'll occasionally get to control Doodle the Hummingbird too.

"Snake Pass is a real passion project for the team. It's been so fun creating our own characters, visual style and establishing our own voice as IP creators," said game creator Seb Liese. "Our mission with Snake Pass, was to make the simple act of controlling Noodle the Snake as fun as possible. Once players start to 'think like a snake', they will be amazed at the incredible feats of acrobatics they are capable of."

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Sumo Digital's Snake Pass is coming to Switch

Slithering out alongside PS4, Xbox One and PC versions.

Sumo Digital, the veteran developer behind the console ports of OutRun 2 as well as the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed series, is bringing its first independent game to Nintendo's Switch.