Harmonix and MTV Games revealed 19 more songs from the upcoming release of “The Beatles: Rock Band,” bringing the total of announced tracks to 44. The 45th song currently remains unannounced.
Here’s a rundown of the songs that were announced today, as well as the venues in which gamers will be playing them:
“Boys” / Cavern Club
“A Hard Day’s Night” / Ed Sullivan Theater
“I’m Looking Through You” / Shea Stadium
“Ticket to Ride” / Shea Stadium
“Drive My Car” / Budokan
“Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” / Abbey Road Dreamscape
“Getting Better” / Abbey Road Dreamscape
“Good Morning” / Abbey Road Dreamscape
“Hello, Goodbye” / Abbey Road Dreamscape
“Hey Bulldog” / Abbey Road Dreamscape
“Dear Prudence” / Abbey Road Dreamscape
“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” / Abbey Road Dreamscape
“Helter Skelter” / Abbey Road Dreamscape
“Something” / Abbey Road Dreamscape
“Come Together” / Abbey Road Dreamscape
“Don’t Let Me Down” / Rooftop Concert
“I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” / Rooftop Concert
“I Me Mine” / Rooftop Concert
“If I Needed Someone” / Shea Stadium
In addition to the added songs, the game’s story mode was recently revealed, which will allow players to earn photos, trivia, video and audio samples taken from the history of the Beatles. By achieving better scores on the songs, more content will unlock. One example shown to MTV News was the complete audio from The Beatles Christmas Album, which has never been officially released outside of the original, fan-club-only LP. All of the bonus content was vetted by members of Apple Core Studios, and some were confirmed by Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono.
Developed by Harmonix, “The Beatles: Rock Band” follows the same gameplay style as “Rock Band” and “Rock Band 2,” letting four people crowd around the TV to play digital members of a rock band. For “The Beatles: Rock Band,” the developers, along with MTV Games, were able to secure the rights to the entire Beatles catalog, along with the likenesses of the band members. Players will be able to take on the role of Paul, John, George and Ringo as they work their way through the Beatles’ storied career, starting in the Cavern Club and ending up on the rooftop of Abbey Road Studios, where the band played its last public concert in January 1969.
In addition to the standard “Rock Band” gameplay, “The Beatles: Rock Band” introduces three-part harmony, letting three players sing in tandem for a handful of the songs. The game will launch on September 9 as a special edition pack for $259.99 (including replica bass guitar, drums and microphone controllers), or just as the disc for $59.99.