The Beatles to feature on Rock Band

5 Mar 2009

It’ll be a hard day’s night for gamers rocking out to The Beatles: Rock Band, which will be unveiled in September this year.

The music game will celebrate the music and artistry of The Beatles across a number of instruments, enabling entire bands of gamers to jam with the Fab Four.

The Beatles: Rock Band will be offered as standalone software and hardware, as well as a limited-edition bundle.

The new game marks the first time that Apple Corps, The Beatles’ management company that administers the band’s back catalogue – which has sold more than 600 million records, tapes and CDs – has agreed to present the Fab Four’s music in an interactive video-game format.

The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, the firm behind the Rock Band franchise.

The game will feature gameplay that will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and journey through the legacy and evolution of the band’s legendary career.

The instruments will be modelled on the instruments used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star.

Giles Martin, co-producer of The Beatles’ LOVE album project will be providing his expertise to the game’s development.

The game will also feature exclusive content created by Apple Corps, MTV Games and Harmonix.

The game will be available on the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 games consoles.

By John Kennedy

Pictured: mark it in your diaries, The Beatles Rock Band website boldly proclaims the game’s release date