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Date set for Beatles video game

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The game will be released around the world on 9 September

A video game which allows Beatles fans to play along with their heroes is to be released in September, its makers have announced.

The Beatles: Rock Band will be an "experiential progression" through the works of the band, its creators MTV Games and Harmonix have said.

It will be released simultaneously around the world on 9 September.

It will be the band's first foray into digital music, as their tracks are not yet available to buy digitally.

In November, Sir Paul McCartney said he wanted The Beatles' catalogue to appear on Apple's iTunes store, but that negotiations had "stalled".

The game, which has been produced with input from Sir Paul and Ringo Starr, will be compatible with Sony's Playstation 3, Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.

Giles Martin, son of Beatles producer George Martin, will be the game's "music producer".

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