Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Beatles Geek Out

The PR just arrived in my Inbox. The 16 minute medley will be soooo great to play. Plus -- White Stripes on the way!

Speaking at Gamescom 2009, Alex Rigopulos, CEO and cofounder of Harmonix, the world’s leading developer of music-based games and a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today confirmed release details for the three Beatles albums that will be available for purchase as downloadable content in The Beatles™: Rock Band™ Music Store by the end of this year. Abbey Road will be released on October 20, 2009, followed by the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in November and Rubber Soul in December.

In addition, purchasers of the full album download of Abbey Road will have the option to play the famous 16-minute B-side medley as a single continuous track. The medley includes “You Never Give Me Your Money,” “Sun King,” “Mean Mr. Mustard,” “Polythene Pam,” “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window,” “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” and “The End."

Additionally, Rigopulos revealed that tracks from Queen, Nirvana, Tom Petty, Elton John, Iggy Pop, The White Stripes, Pantera, Talking Heads, Korn, The Raconteurs and more will be among the artists coming to the various offerings across the Rock Band™ platform.

3 comments:

Jim Schmaltz said...

The pricing of The Beatles DLC is pretty damned high, especially considering so many songs will be coming with the original game: five from Abbey Road alone. I am still all in, but this may turn off the casual players.

bill abner said...

screw em :)

Brandon said...

The pricing is consistent with all of the RB DLC.