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.