Apple Corps., MTV Games, and Harmonix have announced that The Beatles: Rock Band will be released simultaneously around the world on September 9th 2009 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii, with new Beatles themed Rock Band peripherals being released on the same day.
The three pronged publishing and development team behind the game has announced the following game and instrument bundles, complete with US pricings for each product (price tags for other regions have not been detailed at this time):
* The Beatles: Rock Band Software – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii: $59.99
* The Beatles: Rock Band Standalone Guitars – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii: $99.99
* The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii: $249.99
The $59.99 price tag is the usual RRP for a game in the US, so you can expect a UK RRP of £49.99 with any luck. The other two bundles are a little bit more of a grey area, especially considering the fact that the pricing of previous Rock Band bundles have been comparatively higher in the UK.
While the guitars bundle pricing of $99.99 translates to about £70 with the current exchange rate, $249.99 for the extravagant limited edition bundle clocks in at a worrying £177 (we can only assume that this includes all the peripherals on offer and a limited edition game).
However, gamers should expect prices to be higher than that in the UK as electronics products tend to be more expensive here than they are stateside.
The announcement also confirmed that all previously released Rock Band peripherals will be compatible with Rock Band: The Beatles, so perhaps the prices won’t be quite so harsh on those of you who have already forked-out for a Rock Band studio.
Available on xBox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii