When I first read through this I thought that the new stage would be free too, but judging from a response made in the comments I don't think that will be the case:
"Hey AfroGamerNinja, while Kat and Emmett have indeed been announced as free for two weeks, we’re still figuring out how we’re going to handle Fearless. And if I understand your second question correctly, yes, the DLC is for both PS Vita and PS3."
Not a big deal though. Free new characters shows respect for the consumer, so I won't mind shelling out money for the stage.
The link I posted was from IGN and they had a story about the stage up before the PS Blog did. It was clearly implied on IGN that the stage would be part of the same pack. I appreciate you clarifying that up though. How it's priced and if it's standalone or indeed part of some pack, will determine if I pick the DLC up if it turns out to not be free.
Here's a little more info about future Sound Shapes DLC and goodies. Sounds like something else is coming out before the year is over.
Oh, and one (ok, a few) more things… So the community has created over 15,000 levels (!) and we’ve been noting our favorites since launch. But how to share them? We have an idea! Coming in December is the Community Milkcrate – the best user-created content in Sound Shapes gathered and organized into themed albums, so you can find the levels that match your mood or play style. Chill, amped, long, short, tough as nails, and on and on. As part of the Milkcrate, we’ve been chatting with some rad musicians and game industry folks, and they’ll also be putting together collections of their favorites for you (their stuff coming in 2013). The new year will also bring a new vehicle DLC pack but before the big ‘13 we have a little holiday present from everyone here at Queasy — stay tuned!
Edited by PimpLimp, 04 December 2012 - 07:20 PM.