Fab Four fans rejoice: The hotly anticipated video game “The Beatles: Rock Band” reaches stores today.
The game is available on Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3.
Gamers can buy just the software or invest in the “The Beatles: Rock Band” limited edition premium bundle, which along with the game itself includes the controller version of Paul McCartney’s Höfner bass, The Beatles branded “Rock Band” drums, microphone, microphone stand and special content.
The game itself includes 40 of the legendary band’s hits, as well as additional downloadable content to be released in the future. It features a variety of gameplay environments drawn from The Beatles’ career, including the Cavern Club, Abbey Road and Shea Stadium.
“The Beatles: Rock Band” also is the first music game to offer harmonies as part of gameplay, which means multiple singers can perform on the same songs and accept the challenge to recreate The Beatles’ distinctive vocal blend.
I know the game is on the birthday and Christmas lists of many of my family members and friends, so I’m betting this will be one of the biggest game releases of the year.
In honor of the game’s debut, remastered versions of The Beatles’ entire catalog also are being released today.