Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr took the stage at the Microsoft press conference to talk briefly about the game, made by "Rock Band" creators at MTV-owned Harmonix Music, which is slated for release on September 9 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the Wii. It will be released alongside replica Beatles instruments that connect to the game — and the long-awaited remastered Beatles catalog will be released on the same day.
"The game is good, the graphics are very good, we were great!" Starr said. McCartney added, "We never thought we'd end up as androids!" Yoko Ono, widow of John Lennon, and Olivia Harrison, widow of George Harrison, also appeared at the press conference.
The trailer, which opened the show, depicts a cartoon-style Fab Four cruising around the world, reliving moments from their career.
The game's confirmed song list includes "I Saw Her Standing There," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "I Feel Fine," "Day Tripper," "Taxman," "I Am the Walrus," "Back in the U.S.S.R.," "Octopus' Garden," "Here Comes the Sun" and "Get Back." A total of 45 songs will be available.
Players will be able to download tracks from the entire Abbey Road album, with more full albums scheduled to be available afterward.