Rock Band players who want the full experience for the next installment of the game had better get saving now. If you want John, Paul, George and Ringo, you’ll need Benjamin, Benjamin, Benjamin and Benjamin – and Ulysses Grant in the Yoko role.
The game by itself will cost $59, but it’s now been revealed that the $249 special edition with customized instruments will include replicas of Paul McCartney’s Hofner bass and Ringo Starr’s Ludwig drum set, plus a generic microphone. (The game will allow up to three microphones to be used for harmonies.)
Guitars based on John Lennon’s Rickenbacker 325 and George Harrison’s Gretsch Duo Jet will only be available to purchase individually at $99 each. (TG Daily notes that the real things would cost you around $2,500 to $3,000 each.) They’ll also be compatible with all other games in the Rock Band series.
The game is due for release on 9 September and will also serve as part of a marketing blitz for a series of remastered CD releases of Beatles Albums. It will follow the basic concept of other Rock Bands, but is being billed as a completely standalone game with “gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band’s legendary career.” The project has included involvement from Giles Martin, the man behind the remixed music of the Love album and stageshow.