Rocksmith bundles announced

Ubisoft is partnering with Gibson Guitar to offer a Les Paul with copies of Rocksmith. The $200 bundle includes the game, a cable, and a Epiphone Les Paul Junior.

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Ubisoft announced a partnership with Gibson Guitar today, to bundle Epiphone Les Paul Junior guitars with Rocksmith. The full bundle includes the game, guitar, and "Real Tone Cable" for $199.99. If you already own a guitar, the standard edition will run you $79.99 for the game and the cable. Rocksmith makes an effort to blur the line between music games and actual instrument-playing, a feat attempted last year by Rock Band 3 with the Pro instruments.

"Partnering with Gibson Guitar on the Rocksmith bundle is a great fit for both companies," said Ubisoft senior marketing VP Tony Key, in the announcement. "Gibson is known for making world-class guitars and we're proud that they stand behind the quality and experience that is Rocksmith."

Plus, as previously reported, pre-ordering the game nets you a $25 Guitar Center voucher for use of purchasing a guitar. So if you find you're amazing at playing, you can always get a small discount when you go for a new axe. Or whatever the kids call guitars these days.

Rocksmith is due out this fall. Check out the E3 trailer below.

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    June 9, 2011 3:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Rocksmith bundles announced.

    Ubisoft is partnering with Gibson Guitar to offer a Les Paul with copies of Rocksmith. The $200 bundle includes the game, a cable, and a Epiphone Les Paul Junior.

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      June 9, 2011 3:46 PM

      I hope this hits the PC sometime soon. Looks fun!

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        June 10, 2011 5:09 AM

        I know they said it would be on the PC when they announced it, but now at the end it only says Xbox and PS3. :(

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      June 9, 2011 4:24 PM

      I am looking into this for sure. I have my own guitar and didn't want to spend the money on a squier if I didn't have to. It looks like the squier is discontinued anyway so this looks like the only option. I hope it has the support like rock band.

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        June 9, 2011 4:52 PM

        I already own my own guitar, so I'm good.

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        June 10, 2011 5:02 AM

        Fender said the Squier isn't discontinued when somebody emailed them.

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      June 9, 2011 6:04 PM

      I heard there will be a bass expansion a few months after this launches. I will be down for that!

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      June 10, 2011 5:05 AM

      In an interview they said something like "we don't see it as a learning tool". Which is odd to me since it actually uses a real guitar and you don't need to buy an expensive new one. That cooled my anticipation a bit because Rockband pretty much advertised that you could learn with it, and with this, you have a system with a real guitar and all, and why not make it so you can get the hang of guitar with it? Whats the point of using a real one then?
      Well still hoping for the best.

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        June 10, 2011 5:06 AM

        Well the video paints a different picture, hoping this will be good!