I got a "behind closed doors" demo of Beatles Rock Band at E3 last week, and needless to say, this installment of the music megaforce will be at the top of my must have list all Summer. Coming with 45 songs to choose from (either stocked, or as downloads) you have a serious collection of playable music from the best band, like ever.
I can't tell you how excited I've been for this to be released (well, maybe you could tell?), but now that I've seen it live and in person, my flame has been stoked. Not only are there new replica instruments like Ringo's drum kit (with the classic Beatles kick shield), Paul's beautiful Höfner bass, Lennon's Rickenbacker 325 guitar, and George's Gretsch Duo Jet guitar, but you get to play in real clubs and stadiums that the Beatles have played in (hello Ed Sullivan Theater!), and can now sing three-way harmonies so everyone can get in on the action.
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Another good reason to pick up this installment is because literally everyone can jump in. You have the option of making the song no-fail (so those peeps who are new to the game can play through), and easy, which doesn't dock you for notes you miss, but gives you credit for the ones you make. This is not only good for newcomers, but for those party situations where you (possibly) have had too much to drink. Hey, it happens.
Another good bit of news is that your old Rock Band and Rock Band 2 instruments will work on this installment, and vice versa, which leaves no excuse for you to pick this up. Start marking off your calendars, as Beatles Rock Band is coming September 9.