Ubisoft announces that Rocksmith 2014 Edition, the fastest way to learn guitar, becomes available in the UK on October 25th, 2013. Rocksmith 2014 Edition builds upon the initial success of Rocksmith, which innovatively and effectively taught over 1.5 million players how to play the guitar.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition offers a completely redesigned interface, as well as the addition of all-new features, techniques, tunings and modes. Now with Rocksmith 2014 Edition, aspiring guitarists can learn to play in just 60 days.
Session Mode is a massive innovation that utilizes an entirely unprecedented technology that allows players to create their own original music, as a virtual band accompanies them, following their lead in real time. Players choose the style of music and from over 70 instruments they’d like to play with, and on-screen prompts help the player learn how to improvise and jam live with a band. They can then play on their own or jam side-by-side with a friend in Multiplayer mode, and create their own band experience in the comfort of their living room.
Core to the Rocksmith learning experience is the new The Instant Riff Repeater which lets players choose the difficulty, speed and section of each track they play, helping them focus on the particular sections that they struggle with the most. Players are now in full control of their learning pace and can master every part of the songs they want to learn.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition also features a brand new track list with no less than 55 hit tracks and rock n’ roll anthems, including “Knights Of Cydonia” by Muse, “Don’t Look Back In Anger” by Oasis, Losing My Religion by R.E.M., “Paint It, Black” by The Rolling Stones, “The Chimera” by The Smashing Pumpkins, “Every Breath You Take” by The Police or Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”.
The standard edition of the game includes the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable, a unique ¼” to USB cable that was developed exclusively for the original Rocksmith. This revolutionary cable turns the guitar’s signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles as well as PC and Mac. The guitar bundle (Available exclusively with Amazon in the UK) provides a quality entry-level option for people that have always wanted to play but don’t own a guitar. The bundle includes an Epiphone Les Paul Jr guitar, along with the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable. For people that already own the original Rocksmith and have access to the Real Tone Cable, the game only version is available. Rocksmith 2014 Edition.
Players already owning the previous version of Rocksmith will be able to further enjoy their rock experience in Rocksmith 2014 Edition by importing 52 songs from the original Rocksmith (an extra cost will apply). Each song from the first version has been revamped to support all of the new features including Automatic Tone Switching, Articulation, Timing and Instant Riff Repeater. Additionally, previous DLC purchased for Rocksmith will be compatible with Rocksmith 2014 Edition at no extra cost.
To further extend the Rocksmith experience, a comprehensive list of DLC songs and packs is planned. At the release of the game, players can foretaste the richness of Rocksmith 2014 Edition’s upcoming DLC offer with a first DLC batch already available and comprising the following songs:
- Them Crooked Vultures – Mind Eraser, No Chaser
- Chicago – 25 To 6 Or 4
- Albert King – The Sky Is Crying
- Queens Of The Stone Age – My God Is The Sun
- Tame Impala – Elephant
- The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So
- The Lumineers – Ho Hey