To add to the almost completely positive feedback coming out of E3 regarding Rocksmith, Ubisoft has just officially announced the pricing for their Rocksmith Guitar Bundle!
The bundle will include the video game along with an Epiphone Les Paul Junior guitar and the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable™, a unique 1/4″-to-USB cable; the first of its kind! Developed exclusively for Rocksmith, this revolutionary cable converts the guitar’s signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles and Windows PC. Available at launch and priced at $199.99, this bundle provides an entry-level opportunity for people that have always wanted to play guitar but don’t actually own one. The standard edition of the game also includes the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable and will be available this Fall 2011 for $79.99.
“Partnering with Gibson Guitar on the Rocksmith bundle is a great fit for both companies,” said Tony Key, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft North America. “Gibson is known for making world-class guitars and we’re proud that they stand behind the quality and experience that is Rocksmith.”
“We’re blown away by the innovation that Ubisoft is offering consumers with Rocksmith, and once we saw the game we knew we had to partner with them,” said Henry E. Juszkiewicz, CEO and Chairman of Gibson Guitar Corporation. “With Rocksmith, Gibson sees a whole new audience of music fans that will fall in love with playing the guitar.”
However, there was a bit of disheartening news regarding the game’s release outside of North America, fact being there are no plans for an Europe release. The bright side, is that Ubisoft has a history of having all their games region free, so this won’t be a problem for gamers that usually put up the cash to import.
Have you been following the E3 response on Rocksmith? Has your opinion changed? Let us know!