Ubisoft’s real guitar game, Rocksmith 2014 hits the DLC trail in a Blaze of Glory with the release of the Bon Jovi DLC pack.
This features 4 of the bands’ best known tracks, mainly from the ’80s hit album, Slippery When Wet. Each track allows you play as guitar or bass, depending on your instrument of choice, and each comes with a Authentic Tone to add to your collection.
There is a track pack available priced at £9.59 which includes the following individual tracks, which are also available separately for £2.39 each.
Livin’ on a Prayer
Blaze of Glory
You Give Love a Bad Name
It’s My Life
Here’s a taste of the action, so get your wig on and get ready for some head-banging.
Ubisoft have announced that Rocksmith 2014 Edition will launch on Xbox One on November 7th, 2014, exclusively available through Amazon in the UK. Nothing was mentioned about reasons for the exclusivity with Amazon, but you’d easily be forgiven if you didn’t want to sign up and get your account spammed with all kinds of advertising shit!
Now back to the benefits of Rocksmith 2014 – Players will be able to use integrated streaming and capture features on Xbox One to record and share their best performances as well as show off their favourite custom tones from Tone Designer. The game is better than ever for next-gen with 1080p HD graphics for greater clarity and visual quality.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition comes with more than 50 tracks; there are currently more than 300 additional songs available for purchase, with new add-on content every week. For players making the jump to the latest consoles, DLC tracks can be imported across systems, from Xbox 360 to Xbox One without having to repurchase content or pay additional licensing costs.
The standard edition includes the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable, a unique 1/4” to USB cable that was developed exclusively for Rocksmith. This revolutionary cable turns the guitar’s signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognised and played through video game consoles as well as PC and Mac.
The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has rated Rocksmith 2014 for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 almost 99.999999999999E% confirming that it will be released despite no official confirmations from its publisher Ubisoft.
The ESRB has rated it a Teen Category due to the nature of the lyrics which could be mildly offensive as detailed below:
This is a music and rhythm simulation game in which players learn how to perform songs on an electric guitar. Players simulate strumming guitar strings, score points based on the accuracy of notes hit, and participate in mini-games to test/improve skills. Some mini-games involve brief instances of violence: a cowboy shooting bandits with a pop gun; spaceships shooting lasers at each other; players using a guitar weapon to shoot light blasts at zombies from a first-person perspective. Some song lyrics contain references to suggestive behavior (e.g., “down on a muff . . . I met a cheerleader/Was a real young bleeder”; “But there’s no mistaking who I’m taking to my bed with me tonight”), and the word “a*s” appears in one song.
Rocksmith 2014 was originally released last year for last-gen consoles and featured an overhauled interface with improvements to learning tools. Rocksmith was designed to let you plug in an electric or bass guitar and learn how to play in the fastest way possible with a fully customisable Riff Repeater. No official release date for Xbox One has yet been announced. We’ll keep you posted when Ubisoft drop the details.