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The Beatles Do Rock Band

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Well we knew this was going to happen when Apple Corps LTD made the deal with MTV/Harmonix. So here’s the official release:

APPLE CORPS LTD., MTV AND HARMONIX ANNOUNCE
“THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND,”
WORLDWIDE RELEASE SET FOR 9/9/09

New York, NY – March 5, 2008 – Apple Corps, Ltd., Harmonix and MTV
Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today
announced the 9/9/09 worldwide release of The Beatles: Rock Band
(http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com
). The music-based video game, an
unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the
music and artistry of The Beatles, will be available simultaneously
worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other
territories for the Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system from
Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(r)3 computer entertainment system and Wii(tm)
home videogame console from Nintendo.

The Beatles: Rock Band will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic
or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music
through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and
evolution of the band’s legendary career. In addition, The Beatles:
Rock Band will offer a limited number of new hardware offerings modeled
after instruments used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison
and Ringo Starr throughout their career.

The Beatles: Rock Band will be offered as standalone software and
hardware as well as a limited edition bundle. The game will be
compatible with all Rock Band instrument controllers and other current
music-based video game peripherals.

Available on 9/9/09:

* The Beatles: Rock Band Software – Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3, Wii:
$59.99 MSRP
* The Beatles: Rock Band Standalone Guitars – Xbox 360,
PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $99.99 MSRP
* The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle: Xbox 360,
PLAYSTATION 3, Wii: $249.99 MSRP

Please note: Pricing outside of the US to be announced at a later date.

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