Unless you’ve been living under a rock fro the past 50 years, you know that The Beatles are one of the most influential rock bands in the world. Even today, their music seems to strike a chord worldwide. So it’s no wonder that it was not long before the video game world took notice. This year, The Beatles: Rock Band promises to re-define the music/game genre by setting their sights on a wide demographic.
In order to make a play for would-be-fans, the animations have been taken to the next level. Apart from a loving tribute to a landmark act, Harmonix’s singularly-focused rhythm game The Beatles: Rock Band is just as significant a work for being what is essentially gaming’s first, best interactive documentary.
But possibly its most remarkable achievement is the art and motion graphics that went in to the game, from Passion Pictures’ eye-searingly gorgeous intro and outro videos, aided by Alberto Mielgo‘s concepts (at top), and the ‘Kid Stays in the Picture’-esque interstitials by Kansas City, MO’s MK12.
Below the fold, then: the best of all the above in a high-res gallery, giving you everything but the game.
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