As we first mentioned about a year ago, there’s a Beatles video game coming out. “The Beatles: Rock Band” was unveiled yesterday in Los Angeles by surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr with Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison (the wives of the deceased members).
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Who ever thought weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d end up as androids?Ã¢â‚¬Â laughed Sir Paul McCartney, giddily strumming the air guitar onstage this morning alongside fellow Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr for a select crowd of journalists and technology trendsetters in Los Angeles.
Scheduled for release September 9th on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii, the game will have 45 playable tracks. In addition, the entire Abbey Road album will be available for download and all the tracks have been remastered for optimum quality.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The game is good, the graphics are good, and we look great,Ã¢â‚¬Â chuckled Starr. So too did the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s introductory movie, previewed for the first time, a head-spinning montage of anthropomorphic suns, Donnie Darko-esque rabbit-headed performers and vintage-era concert sets. Like actual gameplay itself, the video spans the decades from 1963 Liverpool to the bandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s psychedelic years. Fashion, scenery and artistic styles will change to reflect each period, with classic performances highlighted running the gamut from the bandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s unforgettable appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show to its seminal gig at Budokan in Tokyo.
Watch the trailer below: