Sound Shapes

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Flower, flOw, Escape Plan, Sound Shapes added to PS4 launch line-up

Top downloadable titles Flower, flOw, Escape Plan and Sound Shapes will all be available for download on PlayStation 4 at the console's launch.

Better yet, the quartet of titles will be completely free for existing owners regardless of the platform they were originally bought on, Sony announced via the EU PlayStation blog.

The PS4 editions will see some upgrades too - Flower now features 1080p 60FPS visuals, while PlayStation Vita title Escape Plan has re-worked controls to fit the DualShock 4 pad.

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Sound Shapes Review

Sound Shapes Review

Sound investment?

I really wanted to love this game. From the moment I stumbled across it by accident at Gamescom last summer, while waiting for a go on Escape Plan, I've been thrilled by the potential of Sound Shapes.

And it is an inspired idea: a fascinating cross between a platform game and a Tenori-On music sequencer. Not only are you rolling and jumping towards a goal, you're collecting notes and beats which slowly build and layer into a complete composition.

As I said, I really wanted to love this game. And for 30 minutes last night I did. In the section soundtracked by Beck - the campaign is divided into 'albums', each built around music from a specific artist - Sound Shapes' conceptual planets align to produce some of the most inventive, ingenious gameplay I've experienced all year.

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Sound Shapes dated, priced and confirmed for PS3

Sound Shapes dated, priced and confirmed for PS3

Rhythmic platformer coming later this summer.

Sound Shapes, the innovative looking rhythmic platformer that's previously helped spearhead the PlayStation Vita's software line-up, has been confirmed for release on August 7 - and it'll be coming out on PS3 on the same day.

It's priced at $14.99, and any purchase of Sound Shapes gets you access to both the PS3 and Vita versions, which will both accommodate cross-platform play. Thanks to cloud saves, it's possible to share save data between the two systems, as well as songs created in the game itself.

Sound Shapes is being developed by Jonathan Mak and Queasy Games, an outfit that previously brought the well-received Everyday Shooter to PlayStation systems.

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