Beatbuddy brings the noise on August 6

Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians caught our eye--and our ear--last year with its weird Metroidvania-ish underwater world. Come August 6, publisher Reverb announced today, we'll all get to poke around and mess with musical flora and fauna to solve puzzles when it hits PC, Mac and Linux.

As our Jeff explained, the ocean teems with life tapping out beats, banging bass, and squirting snares, which may either help you or get in your way, in which case you'll need to help from other life or your chums to find a solution--a solution which will probably be sonically satisfying too.

Beatbuddy will cost $14.99. Here's a peek at some of the musical life you'll encounter: