So here’s a wonderful treat: footage of two of our favorite indie game songs turned into playable Rock Band tracks! Below you’ll find video of both Danny B’s “Betus Blues (Retro Remix)” from the Super Meat Boy soundtrack and SoulEye’s “Pressure Cooker” from PPPPPP (the VVVVVV soundtrack). And be ready, because both of these videos are showing the insane-looking Expert note charts for every instrument.
These expertly authored tracks are coming courtesy of Fairwood Studios, an authoring group who have turned charting out others’ music into a legit career. Fairwood is actually responsible for bringing three Super Meat Boy songs (The Battle of Lil’ Slugger [Remix], Betus Blues [Retro Remix] and Can o’ Salt [Remix]) as well as four VVVVVV songs (Pressure Cooker, Potential for Anything, Positive Force and Max Confidence) to Rock Band, and if their website is to be believed, at least some of those VVVVVV tracks should be out today to coincide with the launch of RBN 2.0. Word!
The downside to today’s RBN 2.o launch is that tracks authored for RBN 2.0 will only work in Rock Band 3, as they take advantage of the keyboard support and harmonies. So if you have the equipment but haven’t yet jumped into Rock Band 3 for some reason, here’s your excuse!
By the way, the best part of this might be the fact that “Pressure Cooker” actually has a vocal track. Seriously. Look closely at 1:26 in the video: