Super Meat Boy arrives this month to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, and will be free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, but the game won't feature its original soundtrack, co-creator Tommy Refenes said yesterday.
"Long story short, we couldn't secure rights to include the old soundtrack with the release of the game on PS4 and PS Vita," Refenes wrote. "Now don't be too bummed because we had the opportunity to work with our favorite artists to re-score Super Meat Boy to celebrate its fifth anniversary."
The artists they enlisted have credits on some very well known games.
Team Meat (Edmund McMillen is a co-creator) enlisted the duo known as Ridiculon, who also worked on the soundtrack for McMillen's The Binding of Issac: Rebirth. Ridiculon "took care of The Forest, Hell, The Rapture and The End, as well as the intro music and title screen," Refenes wrote. "They also re-scored all of the of the cutscenes."
Handling two other levels, The Hospital and the Salt Factory, is Scattle, who worked on the Hotline Miami soundtrack. And Laura Shigihara, of the Plants vs. Zombies soundtrack, supplied The Cotton Alley's stage music.
"We were lucky enough that they were all friends of ours and fans of Super Meat Boy," Refenes said.
Super Meat Boy launched in 2010 on Xbox 360 and PC, and was widely hailed as a definitive work in the sub-genre of brutally difficult platformers. It will launch on PS4 and Vita on Oct. 6