Harmonix Music Systems, a video game development company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has released the trailer for The Beatles: Rock Band, a music video game to be released by Electronic Arts in September (09.09.09) for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the Wii.
John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite in an animated world as they tour through their catalogue. Listen out for “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.”
Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)
Paul and Ringo appeared at the E3 Developers Conference to promote the Rock Band video, along with Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison. “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!”
The Beatles: Rock Band will feature a visual and musical history of the Beatles, and will include 45 songs from their 1962-69 tenure with EMI, using United Kingdom-released versions of their albums Please Please Me through Abbey Road. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to gain input on the game, and are using Giles Martin, son of Sir George Martin who produced most of the Beatles albums, as music director for the game.
Animation for the trailer was developed at Passion Pictures by director Pete Candeland, producer Debbie Crosscup, executive producer Hugo Sands, head of CG Jason Nicolas, VFX supervisor Neil Riley, technical director Julian Hodgson, CG animatino supervisor Wes Coman, lead compositor Johnny Still, 2D animatino director Rob Valley, editors Dan Greenway and Jamie Foord. Telecine was produced at Rushes.
Sound was mixed by Giles Martin, the son of Sir George Martin.
See the trailer in cinematic form on the official The Beatles Rock Band site.