Pass The Punch is the next title from Sumo Digital, and is a 2D beat ’em up, heading to Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One later in 2019. Set in a world influenced by 80s and 90s Saturday morning cartoons, Pass the Punch will follow the story of Rush, who lives in New Atlas. She fights villains like King Crab and Red Velvet, who are hell-bent on turning Rush’s favorite hangouts into lifeless corporate franchises. Rush and her friends are setting out to save the city!
“Pass The Punch started off as my submission to a Sumo game jam,” said creator David Dino, “It calls back to some of my favourite beat ‘em ups, fighting games and animated series. I’m thrilled that Sumo decided to make it into a full game!”
Learn the moves and combos of each fighter, play solo with an AI sidekick, or in two-player local co-op. Find depth in the unique ways each character’s attacks compliment the others and “pass the punch” to create a unique ultimate attack, which changes based on which characters combine their powers.
“We have an enormous amount of creative talent in each of our seven studios and encourage every member of staff to take part in our game jams,” added Gary Dunn, Sumo Digital’s Managing Director. “David’s submission stood out for its ‘easy to learn, hard to master’ gameplay and follows in the footsteps of Snake Pass as a game jam concept that became a published product. It’s exciting and rewarding to see our teams’ imaginations deliver unique IP like this!”