Over 50 Rocksmith songs will be on the soundtrack for this real-guitar music game being developed by Ubisoft.
The hook here is that you can plug any real guitar into the game, and the game literally teaches you how to play that song on your actual real-life guitar!
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To accomplish this you will play by using an interface that mirrors the neck of a real guitar with numbers and colors denoting which string to strum and hit as they head towards the fret bar onscreen.
The game has no difficulty level, with the goal being to level-up songs as you learn them in real life; With you starting out with arrangements of single notes, chords, or full charts with a minimalist version, then graduating with more notes until you are playing the entire song in real-life fullbore!
It’ll be interesting to see if this music game will revolutionize or lit a new fire under the slagging music game genre; which has been replaced with Dance games in recent times. However Rocksmith is not the first game to try using a real guitar (Rock Band 3 and Power Gig: Rise of the SixString.
Rocksmith Songs List
Only 31 tracks have been revealed so far but the full game contains 50 tracks. With more songs available for download (one assumes).
1. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones
2. A More Perfect Union by Titus Andronicus
3. Boys Don’t Cry by The Cure
4. Breed by Nirvana
5. Burnished by White Denim
6. Chimney by The Yellow Moon Band
7. High and Dry by Radiohead
8. House of the Rising Sun by The Animals
9. I Got Mine by The Black Keys
10. Icky Thump by The White Stripes
11. In Bloom by Nirvana
12. Mean Bitch by Taddy Porter
13. Me and the Bean by Spoon
14. Next Girl by The Black Keys
15. Number Thirteen by Red Fang
16. Outshined by Soundgarden
17. Panic Switch by Silversun Pickups
18. Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
19. Slow Hands by Interpol
20. Song 2 by Blur
21. Step Out of the Car by The Boxer Rebellion
22. Sunshine of Your Love by Cream
23. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
24. The Spider and the Fly by The Rolling Stones
25. Vasoline by Stone Temple Pilots
26. We Share the Same Skies by The Cribs
27. Well OK Honey by Jenny O
28. When I’m With You by Best Coast
29. Where is My Mind? by Pixies
What is your favorite song from the soundtrack so far? What songs do you think will still make the cut that you’d like to see?
And now for Icky Thump from the White Stripes.