Rock Band: The Beatles incoming

Gossip of Guitar Hero: The Beatles has been rife for well over a year. But now Macca has given the trademark double thumbs to MTV and Harmonix to set

It's a major coup for Harmonix, but the people who first brought multi–instrumental mayhem to the living room of your cramped London flat are still remaining tight–lipped about what exactly the game will entail.

In a statement, the developer said it would be, " unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles." If that means getting leathered in Hamburg, taking the mick out of the Queen, dropping acid and going a bit crazy and then spending a week in bed, we can't wait.

Macca reckons it's a great way to get 'the kids' into The Beatles. It sure is, but what's wrong with your Dad's copy of the 1967-70 Blue album and an LP deck. It wasn't the same in our day.

Harmonix says the game will hit shelves in the first half of 2009, so keep it locked for more details as we get them. In the meantime, remember Rock Band 2 is hitting UK shelves on 21 November.