Rock Band Special Edition Beatles video game is here for Wii, XBox 360 and PS3. Get yours now.
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George Harrison's son, Dhani, helped in the development of the Rock Band game and along with Conan and others, gives a demonstration.
I'm now a Beatles Rock Band player
I am so happy that I now have Beatles Rock Band Limited Edition Bundle. Santa gave it to me and the Limited Edition Beatles Rock Band is the only way to get a Hofner Bass just like Paul McCartney plays. I love being Paul and luckily I have teenagers at home I can jam with. I must say, the drums are a bit tricky for me so I am focusing on the bass first. I do switch off between the instruments and singing though.
I was a little disappointed to find that you have to buy John Lennon's Rickenbacker and George Harrison's Gretsch guitar controllers separately. Fortunately, I found the Rickenbacker guitar controller at FYE on sale for $79 and with a backstage pass loyalty card and a coupon also, I shaved about $30 off the $99 pricetag. That is better than any price I have seen anywhere so far, so my disappointment with only getting half the Beatles in the bundle is a little better. I still need to pick up the George Harrison Gretsch guitar to have the complete set. I just don't want to shell out another hundred bucks or more to get one.
IMHO I still think they need a Fab Four edition that includes all four of their instruments and maybe sell a keyboard separately so you can add Billy Preston for the rooftop concert....or maybe a big bag to be Yoko.
I am looking forward to seeing what they will have for the Paul McCartney Rock Band. They are adding tracks from his New York concert to the game. Overall, this is really a wonderful game and I recommend all Beatle-fans get one before they stop selling the limited edition and you can't find the other guitars. This game gets a big McCartney-style thumbs up from me. I haven't had this much fun in ages.
IPress Release from Apple
MTV Games and Harmonix Add Rubber Soul As The Third Downloadable Album For The Beatles™: Rock Band™ On December 15th
New York – Dec. 11, 2009 – Apple Corps, Ltd., MTV Games and Harmonix, the world’s leading developer of music-based games and a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced The Beatles’ album Rubber Soul (1965) will be available in its entirety for purchase and playable as downloadable content in The Beatles™: Rock Band™ Music Store beginning Dec. 15, 2009.
Rubber Soul is the third album from The Beatles to appear in The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store since the video game’s launch Sept. 9, 2009. Previously Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) was released in the Music Store on Nov. 17, and Abbey Road (1969) on Oct. 20.
With “Drive My Car,” “I’m Looking Through You” and “If I Needed Someone” already included on The Beatles: Rock Band game disc, players will now be able to play songs from, and complete, the entire Rubber Soul album, including:
“Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”
“You Won’t See Me”
“Think For Yourself”
“What Goes On”
“In My Life”
“Run For Your Life”
Rubber Soul Album DLC for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system (Dec. 15) and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system (Dec. 17):
Individual Rubber Soul singles
“Complete The Album Pack”
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per each individual track
$17.99 USD, £9.19, €11.25 (1440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for “Complete The Album Pack” Rubber Soul Album DLC for Wii™ (Dec. 15): Available as:
Individual Rubber Soul singles
Price: $2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per each individual track
The Beatles: Rock Band downloadable content is available for purchase on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, PlayStation®Network and via the in-game The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store for Wii™ using Wii Points purchased through the Wii™ Shop Channel. The Beatles: Rock Band offers players an unprecedented, experiential progression through the music and artistry of The Beatles and is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and Wii console from Nintendo. The game is compatible with all The Beatles: Rock Band and Rock Band™ instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero® and other authorized third-party music video game peripherals and microphones.
The Beatles: Rock Band marks the first time that Apple Corps, along with EMI Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Harrisongs Ltd and Startling Music Ltd has presented The Beatles’ music in an interactive video game format. The Beatles: Rock Band is published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company and creators of the best-selling Rock Band. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) serves as distribution partner for the game. In addition, Giles Martin, co-producer of The Beatles’ innovative LOVE album project, provided his expertise and served as Music Producer for this groundbreaking Beatles project. The Beatles: Rock Band is rated “T” for Teen with the descriptors “Mild Lyrics” and “Tobacco Reference” by the ESRB. For more information on The Beatles: Rock Band, as well as new art and video assets, please visit http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com/press.
About Apple Corps. Ltd. Apple Corps Ltd. was founded by The Beatles in 1968 to look after the group’s own affairs. The London-based company has administered the catalogue of The Beatles releases of the 1960s that have sold to date more than 600 million records, tapes and CDs. Since the 1990s, Apple has piloted new Beatles projects that have become benchmarks for pioneering accomplishment and which have included The Beatles Anthology projects, the 28-million selling album The Beatles 1 and The Beatles LOVE show and CD. Further information on The Beatles’ projects can be found at www.thebeatles.com.
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Rock Band Game info From Apple's press release
APPLE CORPS LTD., MTV AND HARMONIX ANNOUNCE "THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND," WORLDWIDE RELEASE SET FOR 9/9/09
New York, NY -- March 5, 2008 -- Apple Corps, Ltd., Harmonix and MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced the 9/9/09 worldwide release of The Beatles: Rock Band.
The music-based video game, an unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles, will be available simultaneously worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii(TM) home videogame console from Nintendo.
The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band's legendary career. In addition, The Beatles: Rock Band will offer a limited number of new hardware offerings modeled after instruments used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr throughout their career.
The Beatles: Rock Band will be offered as standalone software and hardware as well as a limited edition bundle. The game will be compatible with all Rock Band instrument controllers and other current music-based video game peripherals.
Available on 9/9/09:
The Beatles: Rock Band Software - Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $59.99 MSRP
The Beatles: Rock Band Standalone Guitars - Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $99.99 MSRP
The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle - Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $249.99 MSRP
Please note: Pricing outside of the US to be announced at a later date.
The Beatles: Rock Band marks the first time that Apple Corps, along with EMI Music, Harrisongs Ltd, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, has agreed to present The Beatles music in an interactive video game format. The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the world's premier music video game company and creators of the best- selling Rock Band®. Electronic Arts will serve as distribution partner for the game. In addition, Giles Martin, co- producer of The Beatles innovative LOVE album project, is providing his expertise and serving as Music Producer for this groundbreaking Beatles project.
Exclusive content created by Apple Corps, MTV Games and Harmonix will be made available to fans over the next few months who participate in a pre-order campaign through major retailers. More details on The Beatles: Rock Band game and pre- order will be revealed in the coming months.
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