AU Shippin' Out September 7-11: The Beatles: Rock Band

09-09-09 is set to be a special day for fans of The Fab Four.

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Though Harmonix's Rock Band 2 is still not available for sale in Australia, music game fans will be pleased to hear that the company's The Beatles: Rock Band will be released here on the same day as it is in the rest of the world. The Beatles: Rock Band features 45 tracks spanning the band's entire career and re-creates some of their most iconic performances, like their American TV debut on the Ed Sullivan show. The Beatles: Rock Band launches on September 9 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii. It should be noted that the full instrument kits will be available only at GAME, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith, and Gamesmen stores.

With the Aussie footy heading into finals, AFL Challenge and Rugby League Challenge are on the verge of release and ready to give you your dose of footy action. Developed by the Melbourne-based Wicked Witch Software, the two Challenge games are exclusive to the PSP. This marks the first time that an NRL and AFL game has appeared on Sony's portable console. Interestingly, Sony is giving away copies of the game to anyone who buys a PSP from September 10, while stocks last.

Other games worthy of mention this week include Atari’s superhero-themed massively multiplayer online game Champions Online and the Fallout 3: Quest Pack 2 bundle, which contains the Point Lookout and Broken Steel expansions.

September 9, 2009
The Beatles: Rock Band (360, PS3, Wii)

September 10, 2009
AFL Challenge (PSP)
Rugby League Challenge (PSP)
Champions Online (PC)
Fallout 3 Game Add-On Pack: Broken Steel and Point Lookout (PC, 360)
Ready Steady Cook (Wii, DS)

Discussion

9 comments
Miroku_of_Nite1
Miroku_of_Nite1

Well people in AU could always get a PS3, and import Rock Band 2.

cousin_eddy
cousin_eddy

The Beatles rock band shall be epic :) my excitement is beyond description!

frank_iero_123
frank_iero_123

so we get the stupid beatles game but still have no release date on rock band 2 if only gh had better dlc then i wouldnt need lazy ea and rock band

benboz
benboz

Yeah!! Finally a NRL game on the PSP. I have always been waiting for this day. I'm going to get it when it comes out.

kazstar23
kazstar23

ah... rock band beatles.... its going to be great

mrklorox
mrklorox

Wow... ten years ago I was waiting for the Sega Dreamcast to come out on the same date.

aozman
aozman

Spetz You Aussies should forget about gaming altogether

craggylotus
craggylotus

this is an awesome Champions Online update, thanks Gamespot!

spetz_naz_basic
spetz_naz_basic

I guess we Aussies can forget about Rock Band 2 then?