Rocksmith isn't about hitting coloured buttons but actually learning to play a real guitar. It's for those "serious about guitar learning and playing." It's for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
You can plug any guitar into the game and it will fire up. The UK edition will include the original game available in the US but also "exclusive additional content" to strum to.
“Rocksmith has already seduced hundreds of thousands in North America and we are very proud to bring this game into our territories," said Geoffroy Sardin, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Ubisoft EMEA.
“The main reason for this success is that Rocksmith offers so much more than previous guitar games: the possibility to actually master a real instrument." Rocksmith uses a Real Tone Cable that plugs into any electric guitar and then into a console or PC via it's USB plug on the other end.
The cable converts the analogue signal into a digital one, so TV and PC speakers can play it. "Anyone from beginners to seasoned guitar players will find in Rocksmith what they’ve always been looking for: an enjoyable learning experience that automatically adjusts to their skill level so they can progress at their own speed."
"Moreover, the innovative game design makes reading music visually fun and intuitive: no more need for wannabe guitarists to go through music theory or tabs before having a blast playing their favourite tunes for real."
"Even the most challenging of Rocksmith’s 50+ outstanding tracks can be mastered with the help of the “Guitarcade" mini-games that develop techniques such as shifting between frets, learning chords and harmonics. Last but not least, the riff repeater will give them the possibility to replay a riff as many times as they need to master it perfectly."
Guitar makers Gibson teamed up with Ubisoft for the development of Rocksmith.
"Gibson is proud to have the Epiphone brand as the guitar of choice for the revolutionary Rocksmith game,” says Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson. “Rocksmith provides a new and exciting opportunity for fans of all musical abilities to pursue their dreams—and actually learn how to play. We look forward to supporting Rocksmith as it is unleashed around the world.”
Rocksmith releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC September 14th in the UK.