New details on “The Beatles: Rock Band”

Rock Band

For the record, I suck at video games. I suck at them for the same reasons I suck at golf. I’m not patient, and if I don’t see myself being the best at a hobby in the imminent future, I’ll abandon it. As someone who’s been playing music since the age of 12, I hated Guitar Hero and Rock Band from the get-go. Playing the guitar was way too difficult as I couldn’t coordinate pressing buttons on my fretting hand with flipping a toggle switch with my strumming hand. I was most content on drums simply because it’s fun to hit things. Nevertheless, after seeing some footage and scoping out the game’s track list, I might have to force a friend to buy The Beatles: Rock Band.

How cool is this? You can perform “Twist and Shout” in Liverpool, “Can’t Buy Me Love” on the Ed Sullivan Show, even “Eight Days a Week” at Shea Stadium. The detail is amazing and spot on as it matches their style of dress, the imagery, and the venues they played specific to an era. Apparently, the game will include unreleased banter from the Beatles’ recording sessions.

In addition to the new trailer, the full video for “Ticket to Ride” as performed by the in-game Beatles at the digital Shea Stadium has also been posted on the game’s official Website. As Rock Daily reported last week, The Beatles: Rock Band will also unearth previously unreleased audio and studio banter from the Beatles, as well as a “story mode” that gives the back-story of the band’s songs. The Beatles: Rock Band will be released September 9th, the same day the Fab Four’s entire remastered catalog is reissued.

As per the the video game blog Worth Playing, a track listing has surfaced. Harmonix and MTV Games have since confirmed that the 44 songs listed after the jump are accurate. However, one more song will be included that neither source is revealing.

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