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Sound Shapes goes electronic with '80s and dubstep sound packs this week

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Queasy Games will add new sounds this week to Sound Shapes, its well-received musical platformer, with sound packs for '80s and dubstep music, publisher Sony Computer Entertainment announced today.

The '80s Sound Pack highlights the dance-oriented pop tunes of the decade with synthesizer samples and drum pad beats. Players looking for more modern sounds can pick up the Dubstep Sound Pack, which contains the heavy drops and wub-wub noises we've come to associate with every other video game trailer. Each pack features new notes and loops, along with five new PlayStation Network Trophies and five additional Beat School levels.

Each of the two packs will cost $0.99, just like previous sound packs. The new packs will be released today in North America, tomorrow in Europe and Asia and Thursday in Japan, according to the official Sound Shapes Twitter account.

Queasy will also release a new Milkcrate compilation — a collection of community-created levels curated by musicians like PixelJunk 4am art and music director Baiyon, and indie record label Ghostly International — later this month.

Sound Shapes launched last August as a Cross-Buy title on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

Update: Sony released a trailer for the DLC this afternoon, and said on the PlayStation Blog that the Milkcrate update, which includes curated selections from our friends at The Verge, will arrive for free May 28.