Music game sales may be falling, and Guitar Hero may be on ice for the time being, but that hasn’t stopped Ubisoft from announcing ‘Rocksmith’. Launching in September, the game is expected to ship with 45 songs on the disc, which will include tracks from the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Nirvana and the Animals.
The big selling point though is that rather than coming with a plastic peripheral, it comes with a standard input jack which will be able to plug “most” electric guitars into your console. Ubisoft hopes that the game will actually teach you to play the guitar.
Ubisoft senior vice president of marketing, Tony Key, had the following to say:
“Guitar Hero is a party game. Rocksmith is a music experience.”
Apparently Ubisoft are in talks with Gibson et al to release a game bundle that comes with an electric guitar.