GameStop Rocksmith preorders get $25 Guitar Center credit

Ubisoft announces promotion with specialty retailer for upcoming guitar game; voucher good for any guitar purchase at national axe warehouse.

Though Harmonix and Activision will not release new Rock Band or Guitar Hero games in 2011, Ubisoft plans to this fall with Rocksmith.

Now the French publisher has announced how it hopes to secure preorders for the game. The publisher recently said those who reserve the title at specialty retailer GameStop will earn a $25 gift card to national axe warehouse Guitar Center, where the credit can be applied toward the purchase of any guitar.

$25 won't buy a guitar, but it'll help.

A standard version of Rocksmith is due out this fall for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC priced at $79.99. Additionally, a $200 Gibson custom edition is reportedly in the works.

The game will come with 45 songs from bands like the Rolling Stones, the Animals, David Bowie, and Nirvana. According to the game's initial unveiling, Rocksmith will sport songs not available in Rock Band or Guitar Hero games.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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14 comments
airguitargiles
airguitargiles

Looks good, but i might take a while to get used to a vertical scrolling.. I might have to give this a try.. Though will the game register bends? Taps?

razgriz_101
razgriz_101

lol guitar centre...the place where they throw the line 6 spyder amp at you and make out its actually a good amp :P even for a beginner said amp is poor compared to peaveys. On a more good note this looks awesome, but as a bassist i want moar bass :( that mind me i need to buy a new allan key for my fender for its bridge its actions out of whack :(

MNDZA222
MNDZA222

@raichz Are you serious? Guitarcenter.com

raichz
raichz

What is that national axe warehouse Guitar Center ? Some kind of guitar shop ? Cant find it on web

4quarters
4quarters

While the concept looks very fresh for the genre, the fail here may be poor song choices, I'm 39 and everything here was crap, they need NEW music!!! Can't wait to plug in my own guitars, what about bass support?

XeonForce
XeonForce

@monson21502 Hey-Hey! Don't be dissin' the power of Rock!

warrior1x
warrior1x

will this be better than RB3 Guitar Pro? we shall see

strayfies
strayfies

Now if you look carefully, class, you can see the vague outlines of what was once called a "Bandwagon". Long since dead, this bandwagon was probably used for the repeated selling of Duplo-style guitars, bad covers of great songs, and micro-transaction quarterly budgets.

gnbfd
gnbfd

What I wanna know is what the hell is Rocksmith and why should I care about it when Rock Band 3 exists?

DiogoDo
DiogoDo

Come on, why do I play the bass >.> (I love my instrument btw) can't we plug in a bass :P? I hope we can :D

NoSoup4Me
NoSoup4Me

Can't wait to use my own guitar!

bradocki
bradocki

Finally a game that you don't need to buy a plastic guitar or a special high priced guitar to play, for what I understand any conventional guitar will do the trick, still love my RB3 and GHMetallica!!!

monson21502
monson21502

i just pre ordered gears 3:) gears 3 beta>>>>>>>>>>>>> 25 dollar guitar credit:D