There are already so many music games on the market, so many in fact that the other leading music gaming companies shutdown earlier in 2011, you would think that UbiSoft’s upcoming release “Rocksmith” missed the mark by about 6 years…

But you wouldn’t be more wrong – Rocksmith is all the things that aspiring Guitar-gamers had hoped those other guys would be – a fun tool to teach you how to play guitar or to refine your current skills in your own home.

Rocksmith - Ubisoft

Having some hands on time with this title at X’11 last month I can tell you it’s not like anything I’ve tried before; Friends teaching you a song here, a self learning DVD, or a professional lesson. This Game lets you sit at home and learn to play on your own time, adjusting the difficulty as you progress, to songs you already enjoy listening including; The Animals, The Black Keys, David Bowie, Interpol, Nirvana and The Rolling Stones. (See expanded track list) There are two versions of the game available.

$80 bundle includes:

  • Rocksmith the game
  • Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable

$200 bundle will be available at different retailers, will include:

  • Epiphone Les Paul Jr. Guitar
  • Rocksmith the game
  • Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable
  • Pack of adhesive fret stickers
  • Guitar strap
  • Guitar picks

Other Notes:
– Get an extra USB Real Tone cable, sold separately ($24.99), for two player/guitar modes.
– DLC to be released (price TBA).
– Best Buy and GameStop, announce two free downloadable songs when you pre-order Rocksmith™. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” and Radiohead’s “Bodysnatchers.”