Ubisoft announces Rocksmith, will support real guitars

Tuesday, 15th March 2011 09:28 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Having not heard of the death of Guitar Hero – or pretty much, the music genre – Ubisoft’s announced Rocksmith, a brand new music game coming to PS3 and 360

The game will come with a input jack that would enable you to plug in a real guitar to a console, although Ubisoft is apparently negating with “the likes of Gibson and others” to sell a $200 bundle that will feature the game and a real guitar, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Artists confirmed so far including the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Nirvana and the Animals, with songs that have never appeared on Guitar Hero or Rock Band also due to make an appearance on Rocksmith.

Ubisoft’s promised to “create a new generation of guitar players” with the game.

It’s out this September.



  1. Teabag

    “negotiating” !

    @topic – Argh.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. RandomTiger

    Looks like a side scrolling note bar, I guess the restrictions of use on the standard 3D scrolling is still in place.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Mondayding

    Missed. The. Boat.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Shonak

    @3: I agree, this song should be definitely in the game. :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Hunam

    This reminds me that I keep meaning to buy an explorer.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. The_Red

    Guitar Hero died. Rock Band leaves. The Power Gig game that USED the same REAL guitar method BOMBED badly.

    Ubi, what the hell has happened to you? First Laser Tag gun game at E3, then Wii Dare and now this… Heck, even their core games like Splinter Cell Conviction and AC Brotherhood sucked. What’s happening here?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. drewbles82

    i dont know why they are bothering, GH is gone. Rock band is still going and with their new guitar finally out this month and over 2500 songs to choose from, why would anyone wanna jump to a new music guitar playing game.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. freedoms_stain

    from the sounds of it you can use any real guitar with this, whereas the RB version required you to buy the game, the midi adapter and their special guitar.

    If they sell this bundle at a relatively good value they’ve got a good chance of success. I’d consider getting it.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. JimFear-666

    yeah!!! another game music!!!!!!!!!


    #9 4 years ago
  10. jacobvandy

    Everybody (including the game sites) like to refer to the death of music games when something like this is announced… No, the decline of Guitar Hero just means there’s a vacuum in the genre waiting to be filled by something new. Maybe this is it? You don’t know.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    i will wait for the reviews, if it is good, and it works the way it should, i will buy an explore.

    #11 4 years ago

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