SAN FRANCISCO – March 15, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft announced the development of
Rocksmith, a new video game franchise that is set to revolutionize the music
genre. Rocksmith is the first and only game where players can plug any real
guitar with a standard quarter-inch input jack into an Xbox 360R video game
and entertainment system from Microsoft, a PlayStationR3 computer
entertainment system or PC, and play through an in-depth library of music
including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs.
Featuring gameplay that automatically adjusts to the player’s skill level
and innovative game design that makes reading music visually fun and
intuitive, Rocksmith engages experienced musicians and those who are picking
up a guitar for the first time. The game includes a sizeable library of
music from classic rock bands to current artists, such as The Animals, The
Black Keys, David Bowie, Interpol, Nirvana and The Rolling Stones.
“Rocksmith is the most authentic and addicting music game ever created,”
said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft U.S..
“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 video game that gets players stage ready.”
Developed by Ubisoft, Rocksmith is slated to be released in the second half
of calendar year 2011. For more information on Rocksmith, please follow the
game on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rocksmithgame, or visit
Source: Ubisoft PR