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E3 2013: Rocksmith 2014 Edition Plays a Power Chord on PS3

Posted by Sammy Barker

Turn it up to eleven

The music game genre may have flopped like a manufactured boy band, but Ubisoft’s guitar guide game Rocksmith has shredded out a niche all of its own. As such, it’s no surprise to see the series make a comeback with Rocksmith 2014 Edition, which is set to release on the PlayStation 3 later this year.

Much like its predecessor, the title will see you plugging a real guitar (or bass guitar) into your console for some riff-heavy action. In addition to a fresh selection of songs and tutorials, though, the sequel will include a ‘Session Mode’ that will allow you to jam in realtime alongside a group of computer-controlled band mates. It sounds ambitious, but could be awesome if it works.

The title’s due out in October, and will be available with or without the Real Tone Cable adapter. Are you a fan of the original release? Are you eager to pull out your picks and give this a go? Let us know in the comments section below.

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get2sammybAdmin

#2

get2sammyb said:

Does anyone know if the existing Rocksmith supports bass out of the box? I haven't played my bass for about three years but would love to get back into it with something like this. I'm wondering if I should just wait for 2014 Edition, though.

get2sammybAdmin

#4

get2sammyb said:

@ztpayne7 Thanks. I just looked at the Trophies and it looks like it's a DLC add-on, yes. I think I'll wait for 2014 Edition then.

Ginkgo

#5

Ginkgo said:

Have been toying with getting this for ages (as well as waiting for Bandfuse which is endlessly delayed). Rocksmith seems to be getting some momentum, but it doesn't support TAB. It is my one hesitation with getting it. I would prefer to read tab than the watch the hand style.

NathanUC

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NathanUC said:

@get2sammyb If you buy it brand new (Now titled Rocksmith Guitar and Bass), it should support bass 100%. Older copies require a DLC upgrade. Also, 5 stringer reporting it! (it doesn't support 5 stringers :( )

I love Rocksmith but I wish it had better song selection. Most of the songs on it are kinda boring and/or lame in my opinion. I had to get a few of the DLC packs for it to hold my attention. Another issue I have is there's a noticeable delay with my setup. I've messed with it a ton, but it appears the only way I can get a lag free tone is to plug my ps3 up with those old school RCA cables it comes with.

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