A series of three “Sound Packs” will be released later today, costing $0.99 each. Each of these Sound Packs has five new instruments within, as well as Beat School levels and -- you guessed it -- some fresh Trophies.
The Acoustic Sound Pack brings with it acoustic guitar, piano and kalimba tones. The Drum Kits Sound Pack throws in a slew of new toms, cymbals and snares, plus a new wave-like electric kit. And the 8-Bit Sound Pack gives you some of the tools of the chiptune trade.
Additionally, Sony will release a Curved Terrain Pack that will allow you to alter certain terrain (“bend, stretch and shape curves”). It will be available free of charge.
Sony has also promised a new feature -- The Community Milkcrate -- that will be available in 2013. This is a way to best showcase and navigate through the over 15,000 user-generated levels in Sound Shapes; user-generated content will be organized into albums of their own.