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All the details on The Beatles: Rock Band

Posted by: John at 4/16/2009 1:11 PM
We aren't getting Rock Band 3 but we are getting The Beatles: Rock Band this year. Details and European pricing have been just released. First off, here's what's coming in the Limited Edition Premium Bundle.
  • The Beatles: Rock Band software
  • Höfner Bass controller: Large scale replica of the Bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney
  • Beatles-inspired and Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drums with classic pearl finish and vintage replica Beatles kick drum head
  • Microphone
  • Microphone Stand
  • Additional special content
From what you see above, that sounds like a pretty good set there. You'll get a very good Beatles experience with the replica Bass of Paul McCartney and Beatles branded drums. The microphone stand is an interesting include and one that I've been hoping to see for a while now. They just needed to include some wigs to make it all complete in my opinion. All this can be yours for $250 in the US and will retail in continental Europe for MSRP €199.00 and for MSRP £179.00 in the UK. The date you can expect this to be available will be 9/9/09. Hopefully, we'll get to experience some of it and hear about some of the more unique features of the game at E3.


MTV GAMES, HARMONIX AND EA REVEAL CONTENTS AND EUROPEAN PRICING FOR THE BEATLES™: ROCK BAND®
LIMITED EDITION PREMIUM BUNDLE

Reserve Your Copy and Become Eligible to Join The Beatles: Rock Band Pre-Order Club to Receive Access to Breaking News, Exclusive Game Elements Including Art and Behind-The-Scenes Footage, and More Beginning in May

New York, NY – April 16, 2009 – Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today revealed the first details surrounding The Beatles: Rock Band (http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com) Limited Edition Premium Bundle which will include:


* The Beatles: Rock Band software
* Höfner Bass controller: Large scale replica of the Bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney
* Beatles-inspired and Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drums with classic pearl finish and vintage replica Beatles kick drum head
* Microphone
* Microphone Stand
* Additional special content

In addition to the previously announced US MSRP of $249.99, The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle will retail in continental Europe for MSRP €199.00 and for MSRP £179.00 in the UK.

North American and European fans who pre-order any version of the game[1] will be eligible to join the The Beatles: Rock Band Pre-Order Club and receive breaking news and access to exclusive game elements including art and behind-the-scenes footage directly from MTV Games and Harmonix. New material will be released regularly starting in May and leading up to the game’s launch on 9/9/09.

As previously announced, 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.

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™ home videogame console from Nintendo on 09/09/2009, the game will be compatible with all Rock Band® instrument controllers, as well as most Guitar Hero® and other third party music video game peripherals and microphones.