A month after Activision dissolved its Guitar Hero franchise
, Ubisoft is looking to fill the music game gap with newly announced Rocksmith
Due for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Fall 2011, Rocksmith
will allow gamers to plug any standard guitar into their games console, and learn to play a variety of rock and pop songs.
Ubisoft promises that the game will be suitable for both beginners and more experienced guitar players alike, adapting to your personal skill level. Both rhythm and lead guitar parts will be available where appropriate.
Apart from the selection of songs available to play along with, Rocksmith
will also feature a bundle of mini-games that will "hone in on specific skills."
In terms of song lists and multiplayer options, Ubisoft says that it "can't reveal everything just yet."
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Ubisoft SVP of sales and marketing Tony Key revealed
that the game will release with around 45 songs, including tracks from the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Nirvana and the Animals.
Key said of the obvious Guitar Hero
comparisons, "Guitar Hero
is a party game. Rocksmith
is a music experience."
"The dream of playing guitar compared to how many follow through -- there's a big gap," he continued. "We will create a new generation of guitar players."