‘Beatles: Rock Band’ Demo Shows Off Epic Graphics, Three-Part Harmonies

FROM MULTIPLAYER.MTV.COM: MTV-owned Harmonix hosted a party for MTV employees in Santa Monica, California, to show off “The Beatles: Rock Band.” The game’s opening sequence makes for an epic introduction to the game, with sweeping animation that highlights the band’s floppy early years all the way to their rainbow-colored psychedelic era.

But what you really care about is playing the game. Well, a Harmonix quintet (yes, five players … we’ll call the fifth member “Pete Best”) showed off the game, playing instruments custom-made for the game, including John Lennon’s Rickenbacker 325 guitar, Paul McCartney’s Höfner bass, George Harrison’s Gretsch Duo Jet guitar and Ringo Starr’s drums with Ludwig kick-drum head. Five people were used because it’s the first “Rock Band” game to include three-part harmonies, and you can actually play with up to a Fab Sextet.

For more on “The Beatles: Rock Band” demo, including footage from the game, head to our Multiplayer blog.