UBISOFT RELEASES ROCKSMITH™ VIDEO GAME TO RETAIL

SAN FRANCISCO – October 18, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft® announces that Rocksmith™ is now available at retail throughout North America.  The standard edition of the game, available for $79.99, will include the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable™, a unique 1/4” to USB cable that is the first of its kind, developed exclusively for Rocksmith.  This revolutionary cable turns the guitar’s signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles for the first time.  The guitar bundle will provide a quality entry-level option for people that have always wanted to play but don’t own a guitar. The bundle, available for $199.99, includes an Epiphone Les Paul Jr guitar, along with the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable.  Rocksmith is rated “T” for Teen. 

Rocksmith is the first and only video game where players can plug any real guitar with a standard 1/4” input jack into an Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft or PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, and play through an in-depth library of music including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs.  Rocksmith features gameplay that automatically adjusts to the player’s skill level, and will engage experienced musicians as well as those who are picking up a guitar for the first time.  Players will be able to choose from actual lead, rhythm, and combo guitar compositions, inspiring players to perform songs after the game is turned off.     

The final track lists of songs included in Rocksmith are:

•              Best Coast – When I’m With You

•              Blur – Song 2

•              Cream – Sunshine of Your Love

•              Dan Auerbach – I Want Some More

•              David Bowie – Rebel Rebel

•              Eric Clapton – Run Back To Your Side

•              Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

•              Incubus – I Miss You     

•              Interpol – Slow Hands

•              Jarvis Cocker – Angela

•              Jenny O. – Well OK Honey

•              Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody

•              Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way

•              Little Barrie – Surf Hell

•              Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

•              Muse – Unnatural Selection

•              Muse – Plug In Baby

•              Nirvana – Breed

•              Nirvana – In Bloom

•              Pixies – Where Is My Mind?

•              Queens Of The Stone Age – Go With The Flow

•              Radiohead – High And Dry

•              Rapscallions – California Brain

•              Red Fang – Number Thirteen

•              Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook

•              Silversun Pickups – Panic Switch

•              Soundgarden – Outshined

•              Spoon – Me And The Bean

•              Stone Temple Pilots – Vasoline

•              Stone Temple Pilots – Between The Lines

•              Taddy Porter – Mean Bitch

•              The Animals – House Of The Rising Sun

•              The Black Keys – Next Girl

•              The Black Keys – I Got Mine

•              The Boxer Rebellion – Step Out Of The Car

•              The Cribs – We Share The Same Skies

•              The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry

•              The Dead Weather – I Can’t Hear You

•              The Horrors – Do You Remember

•              The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

•              The Rolling Stones – Play With Fire

•              The Rolling Stones – The Spider and The Fly

•              The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness

•              The White Stripes – Icky Thump

•              The XX – Islands

•              Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union

•              Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Good Enough

•              Velvet Revolver – Slither

•              White Denim – Burnished

•              Yellow Moon Band - Chimney

         

For more information on Rocksmith, please visit www.rocksmith.com, and follow Rocksmith on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rocksmithgame.

 

About Ubisoft 

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has teams in 28 countries and distributes games in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2007–08 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 928 million euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

 

ABOUT GIBSON GUITAR:

Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. The Gibson Les Paul guitar is the best selling guitar of all time and bears the name of the late, great Les Paul. Gibson’s HD.6X-PRO Digital Guitar, the Gibson Robot Guitar, Gibson's Dark Fire and the Gibson Dusk Tiger represent the biggest advances in electric guitar design in over 75 years. Gibson is poised to release its latest groundbreaking instrument, the Firebird X guitar system later this year. The Gibson Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Gibson Guitar Corp., and dedicates its time and services to making the place a better world for children through its support of music, education, health and human services. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and headquartered in Nashville since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp’s family of brands now includes Epiphone, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Take Anywhere Technology and Wurlitzer. Visit Gibson's website at  www.gibson.com or  www.gibson.com/press

About Epiphone:

Epiphone fretted instruments, amplifiers, strings and accessories are known worldwide for offering the best combination of quality, performance and value. One of Gibson’s most formidable competitors through the first half of the 20th century, Epiphone was acquired by Gibson Guitar in 1957. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Epiphone is part of the Gibson family of brands. For more information on Epiphone go to www.epiphone.com

 


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