Posted Fri Oct 2, 2015 at 10:07 AM PDT by Justin Clark
Right issues force an awesome compromise.
So, first, the bad news. According to a post by Tommy Refenes over at the Playstation Blog, due to a rights issue of some kind (sidenote: seriously, whatever contract they signed with Microsoft had to be some insane Draconian stuff), 'Super Meat Boy''s delightfully eclectic chiptune-tinged soundtrack won't be making the jump to Sony consoles when the game debuts next week. If the PS4/Vita ports will be anybody's first time out, have a bit of pity.
But, then there's the good news. Refenes has managed to make lemonade out of this big bowl of lemons, and has taken the opportunity to get some of his pals to create a whole new soundtrack for the game exclusively for the Sony ports. Who are these pals? Glad you asked.
Ridiculon, the duo responsible for 'Binding of Isaac: Rebirth''s soundtrack, has done most of the heavy lifting here, even handling the cutscenes and random ditties throughout, with David Scatliffe a.k.a. Scattle, who composed roughly half the badass synth score for the original 'Hotline Miami', handling the Hospital and Salt Factory stages, and Laura Shigihara, who composed the soundtrack for the original 'Plants vs Zombies', is handling Bandage Girl's stages at Cotton Alley.
Will it be as great as the original? Well, you can hear a bit for yourself. Ridiculon have released the full version of their track scoring the Hell boss on their site, which, how convenient, we've also embedded here for your listening pleasure.
You can hear the rest when the game hits next week on the 6th, 100% free for PS Plus members.
Source: Playstation Blog
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.