Beck to release new EP via upcoming Playstation 3 game, “Sound Shapes”

by Dave Mainella

“Sound Shapes,” a new video game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, features a new three-track EP by Beck.  The three songs – “Cities,” “Spiral Staircase,” and “Touch the People” – will each be a level in the game.

The game was developed by Queasy Games out of Toronto.  The official Playstation blog unveils the collaboration (and mentions other names like Deadmau5 and Jim Guthrie).

“Sound Shapes” also required the help of Pyramid Attack, an animation, art and design studio, in order to make the game’s “visual identity match Beck’s musical style.”  The developers and designers were able to incorporate Beck’s music and lyrics into a really neat gaming experience.

The game will be released on August 7 as a cross-play title for $14.99.  Preorders start July 31st.

A preview of the game, and of Beck’s “Cities” track, can be seen and heard here.