Imagining the Beatles video game

Beatlessims_lSo here’s what we know about the deal the Beatles just struck with the makers of Rock Band: Something’s coming out next year; it’s based on the Beatles’ decade-long evolution as a band; it is a video game, but it is not part of the Rock Band franchise. And, uh, that’s all we got right now.

Still, as a lifelong Beatlemaniac, and a relatively recent Rock Band-er, that’s more than enough to get me psyched. The possibilities are endless. I’m talking super-difficult boss levels where you have to re-create "Revolution 9" using only a Wii Nunchuk! Multi-player adventure quests involving Ringo’s mystical ring from Help! And, hopefully, some forum that will permit me to pretend I possess the musical skills needed to play side one of Rubber Soul. Or who knows, maybe it’ll just end up looking like one of those fan-created Sims/Beatles mashup videos. (Seriously, there are dozens of these things on YouTube — check one out after the jump.)

Your turn to go wild: What would you like to see in a licensed Beatles video game? Bear in mind that it’s apparently a standalone, non-Rock Band game. You never know, Harmonix and MTV Games might be listening…

More on the Beatles and Rock Band:
Rock Band vs. Guitar Hero: Game on!
EW interviews legendary producer George Martin and his son Giles about the Beatles’ LOVE CD
PopWatch tries to pick the best Beatles cover ever
EW’s Rock Band 2 battle of the bureaus

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  • Kate

    Aw, man, Paul isn’t right handed! :)

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, but you’re not a true Beatlemaniac or you would never be excited about the Beatles music being used for a video game.

  • Winona

    Obviously, they were working from a tribute band that isn’t quite orthodox in the presentation…
    As for a Beatles video game… I’m envisioning a kid-friendly Yellow Submarine game… but that’s probably because that’s all my daughter wants to watch lately, so it’s on my mind. I do like Simon’s idea of a quest-to-get-Ringo’s-ring from Help!, though.

  • T-Rex

    Sorry, who ever said that a true Beatlemaniac wouldn’t be excited about a Beatle’s video game is either A) a freakin’ tard or B) has never played Rock Band. This will be awesome. Obviously the game wil need to chronicle their career. Rather than starting with easy songs you would start with their early songs and progress through time. Have to achieve certain performance thresh-holds to unlock stuff. The wardrobes and style options will be mind blowing.

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    The Beatles blow dick

  • Anonymous

    WOOOO!

  • agustin miranda

    why is paul right handed

  • Zia Lari

    Beatles video games are one of my favorites and now when they have struck with Rock Band, I think it would be more interesting.

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