Contrary to previous speculation, the Beatles first foray into the world of fake plastic instruments and encouraging antisocial behavior will not be a Rock Band game! Although, Apple Corps has just confirmed a collaboration with MTV Networks and Harmonix, the folks who brought you … the Rock Band game. Hmm. According to Billboard, Camp Beatles (yes that includes oversight and love from Macca, Ringo, Yoko, and Olivia Harrison) are finally ready for their videogame-console closeup, only they’re doing it their own way: with a brand new mold, based on the Rock Band platform but “designed to take users on an ’experiential journey’ through the Beatles’ career, music and vision.” That means fake-performing at Shea, but probably also fake-hanging with Dylan and fake-bong hits in India. Details are few since the project’s in its early phases, but the music is confirmed to include master recordings of the Beatles’ U.K. releases. Expect it for Christmas ’09.
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