As any reader of the site knows, I’m a huge music title fan, and I’ve played pretty much anything you can beat with a stick since I was a kid, but guitars have been strictly a plastic strumming affair. Ubisoft is planning to toughen up my fingers courtesy of Rocksmith, and the more I see about it, the more excited I get. The folks who attended PAX got a strum at it and we’ve got video to prove it. Here is a little bit more about Rocksmith if you’ve not been following it quite yet:
PAX attendees had the opportunity to rock out to Rocksmith, the first and only video game that allows players to plug in any real guitar into an Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 or Windows PC to play a sizeable library of songs from the latest hits to classic rock songs. The game features songs from classic rock bands to current artists, including “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals, “Next Girl” by The Black Keys and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones. Rocksmith adapts to the player’s skill level from novices who have never picked up a guitar to the most experienced shredder.
I wonder if we’ll get Stairway to Heaven? Everyone I know who plays guitar won’t stop playing it… Enjoy the video and look for Rocksmith to ship on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on the 18th of October!
Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming.
Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter.
Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 27 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).