A cursory look at what I usually blog about would immediately reveal how much I love music rhythm games. I am literally obsessed with it. Being a huge Beatles fan (one of my ultimate goals as a dad is to turn my children on to The Beatles) I was really quite excited when Harmonix announced Rock Band: The Beatles. I think it was a product aimed squarely at me. I always consider this upcoming game a coup for Harmonix and MTV Games because it is so hard to get permission to use The Beatles’ work for anything. The idea alone of playing to actual recordings of The Beatles is reason enough to buy the game when it comes out.
But with a new announcement from The Beatles’ camp fans will have further reason to go grab the game when it arrives. According to Dhani Harrison, the son of George Harrison, the game will also include previously unreleased material. He was quoted as saying that the song selections will include tunes that “has never been heard, never been released.” Harrison did not reveal any other details about this but he did say that the game will be historically accurate.
Rock Band: The Beatles will arrive on September 9 on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii platforms. The standalone game will be offered at $59.99, while the full band bundle will be at $249.99. The bundle will feature a new drum set, guitar and microphone that’s modeled after The Beatles’ instruments.