Noodle and Doodle from Snake Pass

After being extinct for well over a decade it appears that collectathon-platformers are now making their resurgence. The Banjo-Kazooie inspired Yooka-Laylee is set to arrive this April 11th, and apparently it will be having some competition as the equally cutesy Snake Pass is set to arrive on March 28th in North America, and March 29th in Europe.

As for the gameplay itself, expect to see a whole bunch of shiny collectibles and physics-based puzzles designed to make you "think like a snake". In other words, instead of jumping all over the place you'll be able to coil around bamboo, slide alongside walls, extend your body in order to reach distant places, and pretty much everything else you might imagine a snake doing. And if you ever encounter locations that are simply too far to reach, Doodle the friendly Hummingbird will gladly give you a bit of a lift.

If you're wondering what this sort of madness looks like in action, here's one of the most recent gameplay trailers. I would recommend turning on the sound if at all possible as the music is pretty damn awesome. Anyway, here's the video:

If you're interested in learning more about Snake Pass you can head on over to either Steam or the official website. But if you're just wondering about the release platforms, Snake pass will be coming to Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows 10. And finally, here's a couple of images to send you off:

Noodle from Snake Pass is quite adorable

Snake Pass Noodle collecting coins

Snake Pass puzzle-solving screenshot

Snake Pass Noodle swimming screenshot