The makers of The Beatles: Rock Band have announced the details of their Limited Edition Premium Bundle version of the game, which features not only the software but replica versions of the Fab Four's instruments. According to MTV Games and Rock Band developer Harmonix, the limited-edition pack will feature a large-scale replica of the Höfner Bass made famous by Paul McCartney, as well as Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drums boasting a pearl finish, as well as a replica Beatles kick drum head.
The set will also come with the standard microphone and microphone stand. Details concerning what guitars would accompany the game, and whether they would be included in the limited-edition package, were not revealed. However, Rock Daily previously reported the guitars would be available as a standalone package for $99.99. Of course, the game will also be compatible with the standard Rock Band instruments.
The companies also announced that any gamers who pre-order the game will automatically be inducted into The Beatles: Rock Band Pre-Order Club. Once a member, you'll be eligible for "exclusive game elements including art and behind-the-scenes footage" starting in May. You can enter your e-mail address at the game's official site to be notified when pre-ordering begins. The limited-edition package is priced at $249.99.
The Beatles: Rock Band will be released on September 9, 2009, the same day the Fab Four's entire remastered discography is released on CD. "This game will take you on a journey from the Beatles first album Please Please Me until the last album at Abbey Road," Apple Corps CEO Jeff Jones said regarding the release. "It will span samples of the whole catalog all the way through."