.

"The Beatles: Rock Band" Announce Bundle Details, Start Pre-Order Club

April 16, 2009 1:39 PM ET

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."

Related Stories:

"The Beatles: Rock Band" Set to Hit Stores September 9, 2009
The Beatles' Remastered Albums Due September 9, 2009
The Beatles, "Rock Band" Makers To Release New Video Game in 2009

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Vans”

The Pack | 2006

Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who signed them to his imprint. MTV refused to play the video for the song, though, claiming it was essentially a commercial for the product. Rapper Lil' B disagreed. "I didn’t know nobody [at] Vans," he said. "I was just a rapper who wore Vans." Even without MTV's support, Lil' B recognized the impact of the track. "God blessed me with such a revolutionary song… People around my age know who really started a lot of the dressing people are into now."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com