Sound Shapes Getting Sound Packs and a Curved Terrain Pack Today, Celeb Curated Levels Next Year

December 4, 2012Written by Sebastian Moss

We fell in love with indie PS3 and Vita game Sound Shapes when it released this summer, with the musical Play.Create.Share platformer ticking all our boxes and quickly building up a small but vibrant content-creating community. Luckily, that community is in for a treat as three sound packs and a terrain pack will be coming to the US PlayStation Store today.

Each sound pack will cost $0.99 and also be available on a new in-game Sound Shapes Music Shop, and yes, they bring new trophies. Sony detailed the packs in a press release:

  • “Acoustic Sound Pack: Players can bring some clean analog tones to their game with five new acoustic instruments. Strum and pick a masterpiece with guitars, dance across the ivories on the piano, or thumb up the unique sounds of the kalimba.
  • Drum Kits Sound Pack: This pack is all about rhythm. Snares, hi-hats, toms and more will let you groove out everything from a cool jazz backdrop to a driving rock beat. There’s even an electronic kit for some 80’s hip-hop style jams.
  • 8-Bit Sound Pack: Compose in the key of chiptune with retro bleeps, bloops, coins and other sound effects from classic games as well as modern electronic synths, bass lines and loops.”

There will also be a free terrain pack:

  • “Curved Terrain Pack: Bend, stretch and shape curves to add smooth surfaces to accompany smooth beats.”

A curated album component will come out later this month as part of a community redesign in the Community Milkcrate section. This section will then see albums “curated by entertainment industry luminaries including game developers, music composers and other notable fans of the game” next year. Sony also teased more vehicles for early 2013.

So far, the game has over 15,000 user levels, which is more than you’ll probably ever want to play, but still quite a low number considering the critical reaction to the game.

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