E3 2012: Bass Play Coming to Rocksmith in September
Ubisoft announced a few days ago that Rocksmith will be receiving new downloadable content which will allow players to plug in and play with a bass guitar in the next few months.
The standard edition of the game, available for $79.99, will ship with the bass content included on the disc and the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable. The Real Tone Cable allows players to plug in almost any guitar or bass and learn along with the Rocksmith video game. The guitar bundle will also be available for $199.99 and includes an Epiphone Les Paul Jr guitar, along with the bass DLC, and the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable. Both the standard edition and the guitar bundle will ship for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on October 16, 2012.
Bass arrangements have been added to all of the existing in-game tracks and previously released DLC tracks. Not only can you play the bass parts of songs, bassists of all experience levels can also improve their skills like 2-finger plucking, slapping, and popping with dedicated bass technique challenges, tutorial videos, and mini-games. Players can even use any 6-string guitar to emulate a 4-string bass. Tracking for Bass play has also been made separate from guitar.
Players can enjoy the Bass DLC addition on September 4, 2012 for the retail price of $29.99