Ubisoft have announced today that their "revolutionary" music title - Rocksmith - will be released over here in the UK on September 14th, later this year.
The game, which allows you to plug any actual guitar of your choosing into your console or computer and play along with the 50+ tracks included, will be available for Xbox 360 and PS3 at launch, with a PC version coming later on.
“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. “
Ubisoft have also lifted the lid on a bundle pack that will accompanying Rocksmith's release. Teaming up with Epiphone, there'll be an exclusive bundle that will see the game packaged together with an Epiphone Les Paul Junior. Sporting an Epiphone 700T humbucker down by the bridge, the Les Paul Junior is a pretty solid beginner's guitar (retails for around £89-£99).
“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.”
There had been rumblings of licensing difficulties over here, particularly regarding the game's name. Whether this has all been resolved and put to rest hasn't yet been announced, although we've contacted both Ubisoft and a spokesperson for Rocksmith the band (who'd been involved in legal discussions regarding the name with Ubisoft last year) for further comment.
You can check out the Ubi store listing here, though don't be too scared by the price tags. Play had a tentative listing for the bundle at £109 at the time of writing.
The game's setlist will include over 50 tracks from classic rock bands to current international artists, such as:
· Blur – Song 2
· David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
· Eric Clapton – Run Back To Your Side
· Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
· Incubus – I Miss You
· Interpol – Slow Hands
· Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
· Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
· Muse – Unnatural Selection
· Nirvana – In Bloom
· Pixies – Where Is My Mind?
· Queens Of The Stone Age – Go With The Flow
· Radiohead – High And Dry
· The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
· The White Stripes – Icky Thump
· Velvet Revolver – Slither
Check out the trailer below.