It seems like everyone is taking the virtual leap into the karaoke, play-along worlds of Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, announced yesterday that on Sept. 9, fans will be able sing and play along with the Fab Four, in a five-button sort of way.
The announcement of plans to the release The Beatles: Rock Band came during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, and will be the first time The Beatles’ music will grace the word of gaming. The game will follow the band’s career, beginning with early gigs at The Cavern Club in Liverpool and will include their famous performances on The Ed Sullivan Show and sold-out concert at Shea Stadium.
The game will included a whopping 45 songs from The Beatles’ catalogue, including “I Saw Her Standing There,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “I Feel Fine,” “Taxman,” “Day Tripper,” “Back In The USSR,” “I Am The Walrus,” “Octopus’s Garden,” “Here Comes The Sun” and “Get Back.”
Replicas of the instruments that John, Paul, George and Ringo famously used (Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo guitars) will be available for purchase. In addition, the entire Abbey Road album will be available for future download purchase.
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