» News: Ubisoft Takes Aim at Rock Band, Announces New Guitar Video Game

L.E. Green

|    Friday, March 18, 2011

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC
  • Players: 1
  • Rating: Rating Pending
  • Genre: Music/Rhythm, Self-Improvement

While some believe the music/rhythm genre is dying, others still believe in it strongly, and some are just throwing their hat in the ring. Ubisoft is one of the latter, announcing yesterday that it is developing a new music/rhythm, or as it calls it, self-improvement, title that will allow players to plug in any real electric or acoustic-electric guitar into their console and PC and rock out. Yes, you read that correctly – any real guitar.

It’s called Rocksmith and Ubisoft says it will feature gameplay that automatically adjusts to your skill level and actually help you learn how to play songs not just on screen, but from memory as well. It includes a library of tracks from a variety of bands, including The Animals, The Black Keys, Interpol, Nirvana, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. It sounds like this is directly aimed at the Pro mode portion of Rock Band 3 and the new guitars Harmonix and Fender designed for the game. If it’s anywhere close to as good as the trailer below makes it sound, consider me excited… elated… awestruck. Rocksmith is slated to release this fall. For more information, check out www.rocksmith.com.


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  1. […] to offer two free downloadable songs to people who pre-order its upcoming educational guitar title, Rocksmith. The game, which already features a decent library of music from artists like The Animals, The […]

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