The Beatles: Rock Band Officially Coming This Fall
March 5, 2009
First announced last year, The Beatles' own version of the hugely popular Rock Band video game series now has a release date and an official website. The Beatles: Rock Band will be released worldwide on September 9, 2009 (or 9/9/09), which one can assume is a direct reference to "Revolution #9."
The game is also the first time the Fab Four's music will be released in a digital format and is expected to be the next step in the long-awaited journey to the release of the Beatles catalog on iTunes and other online digital retailers.
The Beatles: Rock Band will be released as a stand alone game with guitars or with all instruments, and will be compatible with all other Rock Band hardware. The game will be released simultaneously for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii. A limited edition bundle will include new electronic instruments modelled after the Beatles' own guitars and drums.
An official website, www.thebeatlesrockband.com, has launched as well. Those who pre-order the game in advance are promised exclusive extra content. The game has the blessing of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison and it is being overseen by Love co-producer Giles Martin.