Ever had your muso buddies rag on you because you're better at Guitar Hero or Rock Band than they are; because they can't play with the guitar peripheral and it's five-odd buttons? Well, now they can actually join in on the fun with no excuses, because Ubisoft have revealed Rocksmith, a guitar music game that actually uses a real guitar, all you need is a quarter-inch input jack.
"Rocksmith is the most authentic and addicting music game ever created," said Ubisoft's Tony Key via press release. "Whether a beginner or a seasoned guitar vet, players progress at their own speed and walk away from the game with the ability to play songs by memory. Rocksmith is the only videogame that gets players stage ready."
The game will apparently adjust to the player's skill level, and features an intuitive interface that allows for easy navigation and proper skill progression.
No other major details were revealed about the new title, only that we'd hear tracks from the likes of The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Interpol, The Animals and more. There's also no specific release date, only "2011", so stay tuned for more details as they become available.
Update: Several trailers for the game are now available. The debut trailer
introduces the basic product overview while three lifestyle videos describe the various methods of play to suit a beginner
, a gamer
or a musician