Beatles Rock Band UK Pricing Announced

Last month, MTV Games-owned Harmonix dropped the news that, after widespread rumours, Beatles Rock Band was coming to both the US and Europe on September 9. Although pricing for the bundles and the game itself at US retail were announced at $250 (£169) and $60 (£40), respectively, prices for other...

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Last month, MTV Games-owned Harmonix dropped the news that, after widespread rumours, Beatles Rock Band was coming to both the US and Europe on September 9. Although pricing for the bundles and the game itself at US retail were announced at $250 (£169) and $60 (£40), respectively, prices for other regions were conspicuous due to their absence.

Today, EA has revealed that The Beatles: Rock Band will available as part of a limited-edition premium bundle, which is set to retail for £179 in the UK and €199 in Europe. The package will contain a "large-scale replica" of the Höfner bass made famous by Sir Paul McCartney, as well as Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drums and a microphone with stand. Those with stacks of existing guitars and drums will be pleased to know that all existing Rock Band controllers and most Guitar Hero controllers will be compatible with the game.

Fans who preorder the game will also be able to receive updates including artwork and behind-the-scenes movies in the run-up to the game's launch, and though there will be additional special content in the Special Edition box, EA has not revealed any details.

Discussion

16 comments
zaiwen
zaiwen

finally, an RB worth my while.. even if it's $2500 i'd still get it, the FAB4 all time greatest, no one ever comes close

iliastse
iliastse

I'm defintely getting the game, not sure at all about the retail version, need to see pics of the actual controllers.

pounder60JD
pounder60JD

i wonder if the cutscenes will be acid trips

JBjazzbo
JBjazzbo

turn that number upside down and add up the numbers (and then -1) What do you get? The UK price! Coincidence? ...probably

halBU
halBU

"Number nine. Number nine. Number nine..." Haha nice.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

lol, good one, gandalf. Anyway, I'm looking forward to taking this for a spin, though I will just be getting the regular retail package... I've got enough plastic instruments laying around the house, thanks.

gbrading
gbrading moderator

So not cheap then (which isn't particularly surprising). As always, HM Revenue and Customs get's the extra costs; "I'm the Taxman, and you're working for no one, but me." Don't Let Me Down, guys.

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

no thanks i`ll pass, oh heres a joke for you, why is joko ono like an aardvark ? - Answer = they both live off dead beatles.

scrooby1337
scrooby1337

I'm gonna wait to see some pictures of the drums and guitar before I splash the cash

otanikun
otanikun

I'm not holding my breath for this at all, but seeing as it's by one of the mostly widely recognized bands in the world, they cannot afford to screw this up in any shape or form. May they be haunted by John Lennon's ghost if this game bombs.

sampj
sampj

"This better be good or my guitar will gently weep"

markypants
markypants moderator

there's a fun game, how Beatles related puns can we come up with? :)

coruscant
coruscant

As I'm going to get Guitar Hero: Smash Hits, I might get that bundle and the standalone Rock Band Beatles game, as long as all the Guitar Hero controllers work with it!

markypants
markypants moderator

Last month, MTV Games-owned Harmonix dropped the news that, after widespread rumours, Beatles Rock Band was coming to both the US and Europe on September 9. Although pricing for the bundles and the game itself at US retail were announced at $250 (