Monday, March 23, 2009

'The Beatles: Rock Band' Coming September 9th

Many people are eagerly awaiting Activision’s “Guitar Hero: Metallica,” yet, it isn’t the most anticipated music game of 2009. That honor goes to MTV’s “The Beatles: Rock Band.” That game is set to invade September 9 and the pricing for it is $60 for the software, $100 for standalone guitars and $250 for a “premium bundle.”
The package will include newly modeled instruments to match the style and look made famous by The Beatles. Don’t worry though, if you already own Rock Band instruments those will work with the game as well.
The game promises to take you on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band’s legendary career.
Here are some quick facts that I was able to pull together:
- The game has been rumoured to include 45 master tracks, chosen from the Beatles albums recorded during their 1962-1969 tenure with EMI Records.
- The game will include Beatles tracks owned by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Company.
- The game allows players to perform in virtual bands by providing up to four players with the ability to play three different peripherals modeled after music instruments (a guitar peripheral for lead guitar and bass guitar gameplay, a drum peripheral, and a microphone for vocals). These peripherals are used to simulate the playing of rock music by hitting scrolling notes on-screen (The very basics of Rock Band, but I thought I would include it).

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