Apple Corps, MTV Games and Harmonix have announced release details for their upcoming Beatles-based music game.
The title is officially titled The Beatles: Rock Band, and will release simultaneously on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories on September 9 this year. It’s the first time that music from The Beatles will be in a videogame.
Like Rock Band 1 and 2, The Beatles: Rock Band will employ the use of guitar, drum and microphone controllers for a full band experience. But there will be more instruments, according to a press statement:
"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."
No word yet on exactly what those instruments will be. Instruments from previous versions of Rock Band will be compatible with the Beatles game, along with "other current music-based videogame peripherals."
In the U.S., the game will be sold in a bundle and as software-only. Software will sell for the standard $60, standalone guitars will retail for $100, and the bundle will sell for $250 across all versions.