Deadmau5 Shapes Sound Shapes' Soundscapes
Posted by James Newton
On the sea shore
DJ Deadmau5 has signed up to provide exclusive new tracks for upcoming music platformer Sound Shapes.
According to the press release, Deadmau5 will create "a variety of exclusive new tracks" for the game, due out for Vita in 2012.
We took the game for a spin back in September: our Sound Shapes preview tells you all you need to know.
Deadmau5 To Create Exclusive Tracks For Sound Shapes, The Upcoming Music Platformer Game For PlayStation®Vita
December 12, 2011 – Dance music phenomenon Deadmau5 announced he is creating a variety of exclusive new tracks for Sound Shapes, the innovative music game in development for the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) system. His forward thinking approach to indelible and infectious music mirrors the vision of Queasy Games, the developers behind the highly anticipated title.
Scheduled for release in 2012, Sound Shapes is equal parts musical instrument and game. Users can play through a single player campaign mode or compose original music and levels, all of which utilize the PS Vita’s front touchscreen and rear touch panel. During gameplay, explore a musical world in the form of a classic 2D side scroller, where every action creates a unique game sound track. During creation, players can lay down collectible notes and samples, as well as musical game objects and hazards. Players can then upload and share their creations with the community via the PlayStation Network (PSN). Since music creation in the game is so much like creating digital music, Deadmau5 has utilized Sound Shapes’ innovative technology to create a selection of exclusive tracks to be played out in the single player campaign, as well as allowing users to create new music and levels with his custom beats.
Sound Shapes is being developed for the PS Vita system which delivers new ways to play on-the-go, offering unique gaming experiences with its 5-inch OLED front touchscreen and a rear touch pad which let players interact directly with games. Dual analog sticks allow for console-like controls and Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity let players stay connected to their friends and other PS Vita owners anytime, anywhere. The PS Vita system launches on February 22, 2012.
Further information on Sound Shapes and PlayStation Vita can be found on the PlayStation Blog.