Rocksmith Coming To UK In September


Good news, rock and roll fans. Ubisoft has today announced that Rocksmith will be heading to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the UK on September 14th. The game will be released on the PC and Mac at a later date.

Already available in North America, Rocksmith is the first music game that allows you to plug any real electric guitar into your Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC or Mac. This, of course, means no more plastic and no more button bashing, Rocksmith is essentially the real thing.

In addition to announcing the release date, Ubisoft confirmed that the UK version of Rocksmith will include the original game already released in North America plus exclusive additional content.

Rocksmith’s magic is thanks to the exclusive Real Tone Cable provided with the game. It’s as simple as plugging the quarter-inch jack into any electric guitar and the USB plug to any USB port of the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or PC or MAC. The cable and software transform the analog signal of the guitar into a digital one that can be heard through TV speakers or any other stereo amplifier.

Ubisoft’s mantra for Rocksmith is authenticity. Authentic guitar, authentic learning and authentic enjoyment. It is this authenticity that has motivated Epiphone, part of the Gibson family of brands and one of the most respected and influential guitar companies in the world, to partner with Rocksmith.

The first step of this collaboration is an exclusive bundle including an Epiphone Les Paul Junior guitar available when the game releases. The Epiphone Les Paul Junior is an iconic solid body electric guitar first introduced back in 1954 and has remained a standard bearer of rock guitar ever since. The Les Paul Junior has been used extensively over the decades by music legends John Lennon, Peter Frampton, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and The Clash’s Mick Jones and bands such as The Gaslight Anthem and New York Dolls.

It will also include the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable and be the ideal package for those who have always wanted to play but don’t own a guitar yet.

Geoffroy Sardin, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Ubisoft EMEA stated:

“Rocksmith has already seduced hundreds of thousands in North America and we are very proud to bring this game into our territories. 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.”

Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson added:

“Gibson is proud to have the Epiphone brand as the guitar of choice for the revolutionary Rocksmith game. 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.”

The game includes 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

Joint Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful place. Over 10 years of games industry experience on all sides of the fence and more! Huge Metal Gear fan and all-round geek.


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