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Wii The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle

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Wii The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle

Experience The Beatles music and legacy like never before, utilizing the core Rock Band game play. “The Beatles: Rock Band” in an unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles. The game will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music through game play that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band’s legendary career. In addition, “The Beatles: Rock Band” will offer a limited number of new hardware offerings modeled after instruments used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr throughout their career. The Limited Edition includes: “The Beatles: Rock Band” software, Höfner Bass controller, The Beatles branded Rock Band Drums, Microphone, Microphone Stand, and Special Content.

The world’s leading music game meets the greatest band in history. The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle for Wii gives fans what they’ve been waiting for: a chance to experience the Beatles’ legendary story from the inside. In this game you won’t just watch and listen as The Beatles make rock history, create landmark records and conquer the world-for the first time, you’ll be part of the band. The Beatles: Rock Band software is compatible with Rock Band, Guitar Hero and most other instrument controllers, as well as third party microphones including SingStar and Lips.
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The Beatles: Rock Band game logo
Rock Band style play across all eras of The Beatles' career in The Beatles: Rock Band
Play across all band eras.
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The Ed Sullivan Show gameplay venue from The Beatles: Rock Band
A variety of play venues.
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Paul and George working a harmony in The Beatles: Rock Band
Master classic Beatles harmonies.
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Paul McCartney’s trademark - Höfner bass available for The Beatles: Rock Band
The Höfner bass controller.
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The Ludwig/The Beatles branded Rock Band drum kit for The Beatles: Rock Band

The exclusive drum controller.
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The Game
Join John, Paul, George and Ringo on-stage at legendary shows, behind closed doors in the recording studio, and in dreamscapes that bring the psychedelic imagery of the latter stage of their career to life. The acclaimed Rock Band elements of interactive play and full-band capacity are here as well, but with brand-new additions. One of these is full three-part harmonies, which challenge you to recreate The Beatles’ vocal blend — a first for any music game and facilitated by the game’s support for up to three microphone controllers. In addition, the game supports custom-built controllers modeled after the actual instruments that the Fab Four played, and eventually helped to make iconic, audio straight from the masters and graphics that take you on a magical tour through the key moments in The Beatles history. Produced with the full cooperation of The Beatles and Apple Corps, the game is packed with hidden fab extras that will push you and up to five of your friends to master the songs both online and offline in order to hear rare audio and view unseen photos from the archives.

 

The Song List
The Beatles were one of the most prolific bands of all time, churning out memorable hit after hit and this reflected in the song list of The Beatles: Rock Band. From “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to “Get Back,” every song in The Beatles: Rock Band comes directly from the Abbey Road master tapes. More than 40 songs are included with the game, spanning the length of The Beatles’ career, with more to follow via download at the in-game The Beatles: Rock BandMusic Store for Wii, using Wii points purchased through the Wii Shop Channel. The full list of hits supplied with the game disc include: 

  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Boys
  • Do You Want To Know A Secret
  • Twist And Shout
  • I Wanna Be Your Man
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • I Feel Fine
  • Eight Days A Week
  • Ticket To Ride
  • Day Tripper
  • Drive My Car
  • I’m Looking Through You
  • If I Needed Someone
  • Paperback Writer
  • Taxman
  • Yellow Submarine
  • And Your Bird Can Sing
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • With a Little Help from My Friends
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  • Getting Better
  • Good Morning Good Morning
  • I Am The Walrus
  • Hello Goodbye
  • Revolution
  • Back In The USSR
  • Dear Prudence
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Birthday
  • Helter Skelter
  • Hey Bulldog
  • Don’t Let Me Down
  • Come Together
  • Something
  • Octopus’s Garden
  • I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • Dig A Pony
  • I Me Mine
  • I’ve Got A Feeling
  • Get Back
  • Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows
  • The End

The Instruments
Although The Beatles: Rock Band supports instruments from previous Rock Band and Guitar Hero releases on the same gaming platform, it also is tailor-made for play using The Beatles: Rock Band exclusive line of instrument controllers (sold separately). Each member of The Beatles had a signature instrument(s) that became synonymous with them. Controllers available are precise replicas of those instruments and include:

  • John Lennon’s – Rickenbacker 325 guitar
  • Sir Paul McCartney’s trademark – Höfner bass
  • George Harrison’s – Gretsch Duo Jet guitar
  • Ringo Starr’s – Drums with classic black oyster pearl finish and Ludwig-branded Beatles kick drum head

 

The Gameplay Venues
Having made music together in various capacities and combinations for more than ten years, The Beatles career is inextricably linked with a variety of venues. Follow The Beatles from their earliest days in locales in Liverpool and Hamburg, to their triumphant Ed Sullivan Show appearance and beyond. In addition, join them in the studio at Abbey Road and experience dreamscapes that put you inside the psychedelic era. Just a few of the famous venues players can expect to see in the game are: Cavern Club, The Ed Sullivan Theater, Shea Stadium, Budokan, Abbey Road, Rooftop, And many more. 

The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Premium Bundle for Wii Includes:

  • The Beatles: Rock Band software for Wii
  • The exclusive Höfner bass guitar controller
  • The Beatles branded Rock Band drums
  • A microphone and microphone stand
  • Additional special game content

Product Features


Comments

PT Cruiser "PT Cruiser" says:

Do we love it? Yeah, yeah, yeah! First off, I have to admit to being a huge Beatles fan. I was 15 when the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and it was love at first sight. These “lads from Liverpool” with their long hair and fab British accents were the grooviest musicians we’d ever seen. Within a year a major portion of my allowance was spent on Beatles magazines and records and my bedroom wall was covered, floor to ceiling with Beatles pictures. My friends and I also developed a distinct Liverpool accent. (Were we dorks, or what?)So when a friend of mine who lives nearby called me last week and asked if I wanted to come over and try the new Beatles Rock Band limited edition Wii game the day it came out, I was right on it. We all took the day off of work. She, two other friends and I who are all big Beatles fans from way back, met in her living room as she brought in the box containing the game, ripped it open and amid lots of jumping up and down and oohing and aahing, got everything set up. The drum set with the Beatles logo and the replica of Paul McCartney’s Hofner bass are just beautiful! There’s a microphone and stand included as well. I wondered why they didn’t have a wireless mic, but I guess they wanted to keep it authentic to the time.Now I’ve not a big Rock Band or Guitar Hero fan. I bought my Wii for the exercise games so I’ve only played Rock Band a few times at the homes of friends but never really got into it or expected to buy it. But this edition changed my mind – big time. This edition is more about the Beatles than it is about the game itself, at least compared to other Rock Band games I’ve played. I think the graphics look better on this one, almost like it was custom made for the group. For Wii characters, they did great job on all four of them. Now you can’t dress them in weird clothes like you can with some other games, but their appearance changes as you play through the story to reflect the times. The sets, from the Cavern in Liverpool where they got their start, to the top of the Apple building, are all beautifully done. You can tell that a lot of thought and work went into the creation of this game. For any die-hard Beatles fan, it’s a beautiful thing!The game can be played in the Quickplay mode or the Story mode, and either on or offline. There are 45 songs to this game which doesn’t seem like a lot, but there are supposed to be more available to download in the future. Partway through the story mode they switch from being in different tour locations to being in the studio. They have all these short video graphic scenes, some of them kind of psychedelic, to keep things interesting while you’re in the studio. Before most of the songs you hear audio of the Beatles that brings you right in as though you were actually there at the time they were doing these recordings. I thought this was a great bit of personalization. Playing the different instruments is pretty much the same as the other rock band games I’ve tried. You also hear the girls screaming in the background when they’re on tour. (What would a Beatles concert be without the screamers?).The thing that’s different about this game is the vocals which are done either solo or in harmony. Now this isn’t as easy as just singing along, although you can connect up to three mics and you can either harmonize (harder) or all sing the lead to get ahead in the game. You choose either “Solo” or “Harmonize”. With solo, you see just one line or with harmonize you see three lines, one for each singer to follow. Fortunately, the game includes Vocal Trainer which gets you into the different parts of the songs. None of us were very good at harmonizing in the first hours we played. It’s much harder than you might imagine. (Or maybe we’re all tone deaf!)In the Training mode there’s another thing that’s kind of cool and I think different from other games. .There’s training for what they call “Beatle Beats”. With this you can learn all of Ringo’s drum rhythms. There’s something like 80 of them. To complete each section you have to be able to do them at the expert level, which is really difficult. This is something that will make the games replay value last a lot longer for most people. I think you’d probably have to be a professional drummer to get through all of these perfectly.Another thing that makes this game more challenging is the Chapter Challenges. For each section when you’re playing in the Story mode you have to beat all of the chapter’s songs in one go and get 5 stars on each of the songs to collect photos. You can do it on easy or hard. For beginners like me you can still get through on the easy mode without any errors in this lifetime. Later you can move on to higher degrees of difficulty. My friend’s grandson who is in his teens and has played several other Rock Band and Guitar Hero games thought this game was pretty easy right away. I…

Raivyn "Raivyn" says:

Overpriced bundle, can’t use the instruments for Guitar Hero games This is a review for the bundle, which includes the game, one microphone, one wireless guitar, and one set of drums.The bundle is pretty expensive. You are paying $$$ more for this bundle because it includes the instruments, which granted, are very cool, well made, look like what the Beatles used, etc. If you are a Beatles fan who likes to collect all things Beatles, this would be good for you. The fit/finish of the instruments are top notch.However, you can’t use these instruments for the Guitar Hero games. If you don’t care about that, then read no further. However, for my money, I feel this bundle is a rip off because you can’t use the instruments for other games. You can purchase Guitar Hero World Tour AND the Rock Band Beatles game only, it will cost less than this bundle AND you have two games instead of only one (so you can play Beatles AND current rock songs). Unfortunately, it doesn’t work the other way around. You can’t buy this bundle and then pick up Guitar Hero games to play.If you MUST have the Beatles instruments, this is what you want. If you don’t care, and frankly you shouldn’t because you’ll need to purchase additional guitars and microphones to maximize the # of players, it would be more cost effective to buy Guitar Hero World Tour and the Beatles Rock Band game by itself, and twice as much fun to play.

thedeadlyhandsofkungfu "shogunassassin" says:

The Fab Four In Your Living Room Like many others who live on a budget, I waited to read and hear everything I could about this bundle. We bought Guitar Hero for the kids and let’s face it the graphics don’t really connect with the parents or the kids that much, there are a few good songs among a bunch of random clunkers. The kids tried it a few times and since they actually play real instruments, they found it less challenging than trying to make “real” music. So, I waited because I thought how different could this version be from the original Guitar Hero or the countless singing/Karoake games that we bought along the way–and I mean quite a few: American Idol I and II, High School Musical I and III, Disney Sing-It, etc.Then, the reviews started trickling in. I picked up a copy of Entertainment Weekly which gave it an amazing write-up. Same thing with the New York Times. Game reviewers started saying that this could be the only game that could actually surpass the Wii Fit in terms of accessibility, design and most importantly, the content. I finally gave in and pre-ordered it thinking, well, at least this should be a best-seller by Christmas and I don’t feel like hiking it countless Toy Stores and video game stores in search of it. If you’re a parent like me, you remember what a pain it was to locate the Wii or a Wii Fit.It took me less than an hour to properly set the game up. The instructions are written in a dozen languages and really don’t clearly state how to put it together well. So, here are a few helpful hints. First, the drum set legs are actually inverted. So, you’ll need to actually pull one leg out of the other and then set the smaller tube inside the larger one so that the plastic ring serves as a stopper inside the larger tube. Then, the legs will fit properly together. The rest of the set-up is a pretty straightforward until you get to the mic.There are two devices that come with the set that are supposed to plug into ports within the Wii Console (that means the white box machine itself). At first, you might think that you have at least three devices that require port connections and you would be correct. Go ahead and plug those two white connectors into the main unit. Remove any existing connections to do so. Here’s the helpful hint: one of the two connectors actually has two additional ports built into it. So, if you’re going to use an extra guitar (we bought both the John Lennon and the George Harrison instruments), you can accomodate them or additional mikes. The extra guitar sets also come with these white connector units.Okay, so you turn the unit on. And, if you’re like me, you’re thinking “this better impress” or else I’ll feel really bummed. And, you’ll need to enter a user name. I tried my first name. Already taken. I tried “Paul” thinking I’ll just enter each Beatles first name until I get one. Again, taken. So, be prepared not to be stymied by this preliminary step.When the game boots on, hold on to your hat. The opening sequence is amazing. The graphics, the familiar scenes from their historic roots to their trip to the US, it’s all there. Then, the game really starts and the magic begins. I tried singing to familiar songs as a “solo” setting it to Easy. The graphics were astounding. The clips they chose against the familiar “Karaoke” sing along bar that flashes at the bottom of the scene are so exact, so thoughtful, so impressive, I found my mind wandering.I started thinking about these four music icons as real people. What a fantastic, surreal journey it must have been for these four young lads from Liverpool. What it must have felt like to have experienced such a journey–and that it actually happened within our lifetime makes it even better. This is such a great game. What makes it so terrific is that my kids will learn to sing along to this music, to visually spot the experience as it unfolds on-screen with historic accuracy. Most of all, the music—the music, the music, the music. It’s so special. Nothing like it since, maybe nothing ever again.I’m hooked. This is the one I’ve been waiting for to share and explain the music to my kids. To play along myself. To just pause and enjoy the fact that interactive entertainment has reached this new plateau. I’m playing music with the Beatles in my living room. They are here. And it’s only up to you to let your imagination now play out on screen. Fantastic game. Run to find it. I hope you get the limited edition copy. The Bass that Paul McCartney played is included as a replica. This thing is just so cool. If you’ve seen the picture, it’s even better when you’re holding it in your hands.What an astounding package. It’s expensive. It’s really worth it. Really.


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