Popwallet part 2: Limited edition Beatles Rock Band game - at £170, will they include 'You Never Give Me Your Money?'
For some of us, the cult of Rock Band and Guitar Hero flies straight over our heads. That’s because we’re the kind of effortlessly cool people who sneer at the artless rock fret-twattery of groups like Aerosmith and Metallica. NOBODY at school who liked that kind of stuff was ever worth talking to. Besides, you couldn’t understand them, what with the whole breathing-through-the-mouth thing.
Granted, the games DO look devilishly appealing but what the hell is there for the kind of people who love pop? Where is the Kraftwerk version of the games, with synths instead of guitars? No? How about The Kinks then? Okay, we’ll settle for the Beatles. Which is great, as the first details of the Fab Four’s Rock Band tie-in have been announced.
The ‘Limited Edition Premium Bundle’ will include The Beatles: Rock Band game; a Höfner bass controller, Beatlesque and Ludwig-branded Rock Band drums with classic pearl finish, a metal kick pedal and a vintage replica drumhead; plus a microphone with stand and mysterious “additional special content.” Which we fervently hope will be a robot Yoko Ono.
But we’re less excited by the announcement that the Premium Bundle will be retailing at less-than-fab $250; that’s £168 in our money! The whole thing will hit the streets on September 9th if you’re planning on splashing your cash on it. You won’t see us in the queue though.