On October 6, the super popular indie title Super Meat Boy comes to PS4 and PS Vita as a cross-buy title, and as part of the PS Plus lineup for this month. However, the rights to the original soundtrack could not be attained for this release. It seems strange, but a team of artists was hired to create an all-new mix that the PlayStation Blog seems very proud of.
The original soundtrack was a beloved part of Super Meat Boy, and players who pick up the game for the first time in its new iteration will be getting somewhat of an all new experience. Check out the list of credits on the new soundtrack:
- Matthias Bossi and Jon Evans, known the world over as Ridiculon (whose most recent work includes The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth), provided the bulk of the soundtrack. They took care of The Forest, Hell, The Rapture, and The End, as well as the intro music and title screen. They also re-scored all of the cutscenes and miscellaneous ditties. Their work is always stellar and Super Meat Boy is no exception. Ready yourselves for some devilishly gruesome guitar work, my friends.
- David “Scattle” Scatliffe of Hotline Miami fame used his unique moody style to create incredible tracks for The Hospital and the Salt Factory. His mastery will leave you wondering if the shakes you’re having are from the intense levels or the creepy/industrial bliss your ears are soaking in.
- Laura Shigihara of Plants vs. Zombies renown scored The Cotton Alley in her style to give Bandage Girl’s levels a gentle, feminine touch that provides a fitting counterpoint to the hardest levels in the game.
Super Meat Boy hits PS4 and PS Vita on October 6.