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New Details on Beatles Rock Band Game

Press Release from MTV Networks

NEW YORK, April 16 -- Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, MTV Games, a part of Viacom's MTV Networks (NYSE:VIA)(NYSE:VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today revealed the first details surrounding THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND ( Limited Edition Premium Bundle which will include:

-- THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND software-- Hofner Bass controller: Large scale replica of the Bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney-- Beatles-inspired and Ludwig-branded ROCK BAND 2 drums with classic pearl finish and vintage replica Beatles kick drum head-- Microphone-- Microphone Stand-- Additional special content

In addition to the previously announced US MSRP of $249.99, THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND Limited Edition Premium Bundle will retail in continental Europe for MSRP euro 199.00 and for MSRP 179.00 Pounds Sterling in the UK.

North American and European fans who pre-order any version of the game(1) will be eligible to join the THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND Pre-Order Club and receive breaking news and access to exclusive game elements including art and behind-the-scenes footage directly from MTV Games and Harmonix. New material will be released regularly starting in May and leading up to the game's launch on 9/9/09.

As previously announced, THE BEATLES: ROCK BAND will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles' extraordinary catalogue of music through gameplay that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band's legendary career.

Available simultaneously worldwide in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Wii home videogame console from Nintendo on 09/09/2009, the game will be compatible with all ROCK BAND instrument controllers, as well as most GUITAR HERO and other third party music video game peripherals and microphones.

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