…and by axe we don't mean some mythical new "sent-from-on-high-by-Hendrix-himself" plastic peripheral to go along with a new installement in the long-running rhythm-music series, but rather that Activision has given Guitar Hero the chop. Fourteen different RSI-inducing Guitar Hero games…
The track list for The Beatles Rock Band game is out. It’s a little heavy on the Ringo songs. There’s two. But I don’t suppose you can complain when one of them’s Yellow Submarine.
There’s supposed to be 42 in total but our list seems only to have 25, so Harmonix, EA and MTV are probably holding a few speical ones back to make another splash before the big release on 09/09/09. See what they did there?
The game will be out on all the usual boxes with any instruments compaitble that you happen to have for Guitar Hero or previous Rock Band titles. So far, we have US pricing only, with the standalone software at $59.99, the full bundle at $249.99, the Rickenbacker 325 Guitar at $99.99 and the Gretsch Duo Jet at the same price.
All the instruments look pretty speical, apart from the drum kit that comes across slightly wack, and although the songs might lack the kind of bite you’d normally expect from these games, the addition of the rock hard, three-part harmonys do add a certain edge.
There’ll also be plenty of downloadable content, including the full Abbey Road album, and you can pick up All You Need Is Love as an Xbox 360 exclusive. All download proceeds will go to charity. How nice is that?
- I Saw Her Standing There
- I Want To Hold Your Hand
- I Feel Fine
- Day Tripper
- Back in the USSR
- I am the Walrus
- Octopus’s Garden
- Here Comes The Sun
- Get Back
- Twist And Shout
- Do You Want To Know A Secret
- Can’t Buy Me Love
- I Wanna Be Your Man
- Eight Days A Week
- Paperback Writer
- And Your Bird Can Sing
- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
- With A Little Help From My Friends
- Within You Without You/Tomorrow Never Knows
- Yellow Submarine
- Dig A Pony
- I’ve Got A Feeling
More info on the game as we get it but what I’ve seen so far will not disappoint both fans of theses titles and fans of the Fab Four too.