Partnership with Sony XDev
After being bought by Sumo Digital back in 2018, it looks like Everybody's Gone to the Rapture developer The Chinese Room immediately began working on a new IP. Revealed in the publisher's financial results for 2019, the Brighton-based studio will presumably be bringing an entirely new experience to PlayStation 5. Whether...
Coming to PS4 in 2019
Sumo Digital sure has its fingers in a lot of pies, doesn't it? Not only is it working on all kinds of support work for various publishers, it's busy making its very own titles too. Snake Pass was a pleasant surprise when it slithered onto PlayStation 4 a couple of years ago, and now the studio returns with another original...
The studio behind the PS4 walking simulator Everybody's Gone to the Rapture has been purchased by Sumo Digital. The Chinese Room, which only consists of its co-founders Dan Pinchbeck and Jessica Curry after last year's layoffs, will become a new studio within the group, which is going through a period of growth. Pinchbeck will stay...
Sumo Digital's charming 3D puzzle platformer Snake Pass was a surprise hit when it released last year, with its innovative control system earning it a lot of love from critics and fans alike. To celebrate the game's first anniversary, a free update has been made available today that, among other improvements, includes a new mode. Arcade...
You shall snake pass
Ah, the age of the 3D platformer. Things were simpler back then: we had Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and – of course – Gex. Oh, how we laughed along with the latter little scamp through his adventures – one of them containing Red Dwarf actor Danny John-Jules and a former Playboy model in FMV. Truly a game that could've only...
It'sss all about the controlsss. Alright, we'll stop with the annoying sibilance, but it's true: Snake Pass sounds like a recipe for disaster – but it works perfectly when you've got the DualShock 4 in your hands. And the reason for that is because developer Sumo Digital has clearly invested hours and hours into tuning the inputs...
Will boast fang-tastic PS4 Pro improvements
Sumo Digital's sharp-looking serpent simulation Snake Pass will slither to the PlayStation 4 on 28th March in North America and 29th March in Europe. We were lucky enough to get hands-on with the Sheffield studio's scaly foray late last year, and really enjoyed it – it controls really nicely and has a...
Sackboy set to shine in sequel
While it’s always been enjoyable on the PlayStation 3, there’s no doubt that the LittleBigPlanet franchise could have profited from a smoother framerate. Fortunately, senior producer Daimion Pinnock has confirmed in an interview with Gaming Bolt that developer Sumo Digital is aiming to get sequel LittleBigPlanet 3...
News is out of the sack
It looks like Sackboy simply couldn’t wait for the razzmatazz of E3 before opening his 'Popit' and smacking a great stonking LittleBigPlanet 3 sticker on an unfortunate employee’s resume. The online portfolio of James Kearlsey from animation firm JK Studios has accidentally outed the next entry in Media Molecule’s...
We loved Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Our only real disappointment with the Sumo Digital developed kart-racer was that it didn't go far enough. Sure, it was nice getting a glimpse of Ryo Hazuki and Amigo — but we wanted the game to dip even deeper into SEGA lore. Where was the Space Harrier stage? What happened to ToeJam & Earl? These are...
Fans of speeding cars and Nicole Scherzinger should start doing backflips right about now -- Codemasters has confirmed that F1 2011 will release alongside the PlayStation Vita in Europe and North America
The game will include many of the features from its big-brother PlayStation 3 alternative, allowing you to live the life of a superstar racer. Minus the glamour model girlfriend, of course..
Eurogamer posted a report last night that suggested the studio behind the recent OutRun ports, Sumo Digital, are working on a "bleeding edge" title for "a big hardware company"
The news means nothing on its own, but once you start to align some assumptions things begin to make sense. Sumo Digital predicts the title is still some 18 months away, placing the top-secret title in a release window..
Gotta go fast!
SEGA's confirmed via their official blog that Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing RC cars are available in US Toys 'R' Us Stores right now. The remote controlled goods will set you back $25 and are available in Sonic or Knuckles variations. They look awesome too.
Dead Space: Ignition is due this Fall and will set-up the events Isaac Clarke's set to encounter in Dead Space 2
During a showcase last night, EA presented a little of the downloadable prequel. The product's got a comic-book aesthetic, but is fully voiced and will allow you to choose your own adventure ending in four unique conclusions. Completing...
It's just typical isn't it?
You wait four or so years for a great Mario Kart clone on your platform of choice and then two come along at once. Modnation Racers looks to have all the makings of a great kart racer, and then some; though we are concerned with the some of the performance issues that were apparent in the beta. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars...
Riddle us this
Given the possibility of exclusive brand characters appearing in the relevant SKUs of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing emerged from a leaked Sony document, we'd assumed there would have been an announcement for a racing Sackboy or Ratchet by now. Curiously, announcements for Mii compatibility in the Nintendo Wii version of the game...
We swear, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing keeps getting more and more bloody awesome
It's also paving the way for a rejuvenation of many classic SEGA franchises that seemed to have been forgotten. Which is great, because for years we've said: hey, why don't SEGA release a PSN update of Chu Chu Rocket? And hey, strengthening that thought, look...
You know, the more we hear about Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing the more awesome it gets
The latest trailer (above) reveals Space Channel 5's Ulala and Crazy Taxi's BD Joe as part of the roster. Amazing.
Urgh, we hate that title
Really hate it. Everytime we utter the words Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing we die a little. Hint, SEGA - this is how you make your game's title better: Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing. We understand though, commercial reasons. Marketing departments. Etc. Still, if you're anything like us, you'll be massively interested...
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing has gone all Hallowe'en in its latest trailer
Heck yes, the team are headed to the House Of The Dead for some grindhouse racing action. This game is turning out to be everything SEGA Superstars Tennis should have been - completely bonkers and totally self-aware. We love it. Apart from the name. The name's terrible.
You can't expect us to type anything after a trailer as epic as that can you? Shenmue is one of our favourite video game franchises ever, and to see Ryo Hazuki riding his iconic motorcycle (and then latterly his forklift) through Green Hill Zone puts us close to tears. Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing may be the clumsiest name in video...
Are you into F1 and Jenson Button and that kind of stuff? We actually have quite a few buddies (yes, we have friends - Ed) who actually are, so news of F1 2009 coming to PSP this year will be a thrill to them
Announced today by Codemasters, "F1 2009 will use all of this year's cars, teams and tracks - including the Singapore night race, the Valencia Marina Bay circuit and the new Abu Dhabi..