MTV Games and Harmonix are expecting an outbreak of Beatlemania September 9 when their long-awaited The Beatles: Rock Band for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii is released, and the pair is doing everything in its power to make it a full-blown pandemic. Today they revealed another batch of songs from the game's 45-track setlist, with every major period of the band's career represented.
The 15 new songs feature signature Beatles tunes, such as "Paperback Writer," "Revolution," and "With a Little Help From My Friends." They're also tied to various points in the band's career. For instance, "Twist and Shout" sees the band getting its start playing the Cavern Club in Liverpool, while "Dig a Pony" and its Apple Corp. rooftop concert venue virtually reproduce The Beatles' very last performance. Other famous locales to be included in the game include Shea Stadium, the Ed Sullivan Theater, and Budokan.
Those who don't see their favorite Beatles tracks on the list can still hold out hope that they will find their way into the game eventually. Beyond the 20 remaining on-disc songs to be announced (some of which will be previously unreleased), The Beatles: Rock Band will feature downloadable content. When the game launches September 9, Xbox 360 owners will be able to purchase "All You Need Is Love," with proceeds going to the Doctors Without Borders charity. Additionally, the classic album Abbey Road will be released as downloadable content in its entirety across platforms.
The complete list of announced on-disc songs follows below. For more on The Beatles: Rock Band, check out GameSpot's latest preview.
Newly confirmed songs (song name / venue)
"Twist and Shout" / Cavern Club
"Do You Want to Know a Secret" / Cavern Club
"Can't Buy Me Love" / Ed Sullivan Theater
"I Wanna Be Your Man" / Ed Sullivan Theater
"Eight Days a Week" / Shea Stadium
"Paperback Writer" / Budokan
"And Your Bird Can Sing" / Budokan
"Yellow Submarine" / Abbey Road Dreamscape
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" / Abbey Road Dreamscape
"With a Little Help From My Friends" / Abbey Road Dreamscape
"Within You Without You" / Tomorrow Never Knows / Abbey Road Dreamscape
"Revolution" / Abbey Road Dreamscape
"Birthday" / Abbey Road Dreamscape
"Dig a Pony" / Rooftop Concert
"I've Got a Feeling" / Rooftop Concert
Previously announced songs:
"I Feel Fine"
"I Want to Hold Your Hand"
"I Am the Walrus"
"Back in the USSR"
"Here Comes the Sun"
"I Saw Her Standing There"