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Ubisoft guitar game Rocksmith getting UK release

"An innovative, efficient and fun way to learn how to play the guitar"

Ubisoft has announced plans to release Rocksmith in the UK.


Launched in the US last year and described by the publisher as "an authentic guitar learning experience", it's due for release in the UK on September 14 for PS3 and Xbox 360 and at a later date for PC/Mac.

Rocksmith lets players plug any real electric guitar into their console or PC using the exclusive "Real Tone Cable" provided with the game, which transforms the analogue signal of the guitar into a digital one that can be heard through TV speakers or any other stereo amplifier.

The game includes over 50 tracks from classic rock bands to current international artists and features "Guitarcade" mini-games that develop techniques such as shifting between frets, learning chords and harmonics.

Ubisoft has also teamed up with leading guitar firm Gibson to offer an exclusive bundle including an Epiphone Les Paul Junior guitar.

Ubisoft EMEA's chief marketing and sales officer Geoffroy Sardin said: "Rocksmith has already seduced hundreds of thousands in North America and we are very proud to bring this game into our territories. The main reason for this success is that Rocksmith offers so much more than previous guitar games: the possibility to actually master a real instrument."

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