Sumo Digital has unveiled Pass the Punch, a 2D beat-’em-up inspired by the Saturday morning cartoons of the 80s and 90s. It’s coming to PC, Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 later this year.
While Sumo has had a hand in many, many games over the years (including the recent likes of Team Sonic Racing and Crackdown 3), Pass The Punch is only the studio’s second original IP. It follows on from 2017’s Snake Pass, and, like that game, started life as a submission during a Sumo Game Jam. The full game is being developed by Sumo’s Nottingham and Pune studios.
Pass the Punch’s brawling action – which can be played in two-player co-op or solo, with an AI partner – unfolds in the city of New Atlas, notable for the fact that its resident are able to transform into powerful beings whose abilities reflect their everyday lives.