Rocksmith: All-New 2014 Edition announced

Introduced by Alice in Chains lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell.

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Ubisoft has unveiled a new Rocksmith title as part of its E3 2013 press conference.

The Rocksmith: All-New 2014 Edition, which uses a real-life guitar and is designed to teach people how to play the instrument, was introduced by Alice in Chains lead guitarist Jerry Cantrell.

Cantrell used voice commands to access the game's new Session mode, which conjures up a virtual band to perform alongside the player's guitar, and confirmed Alice in Chains would feature on the game's soundtrack.

The Rocksmith: All-New 2014 Edition is due for release in October. No specific platforms were mentioned.

The last Rocksmith was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in 2011. An expansion which added bass guitar was released in 2012.

Discussion

24 comments
xxxchris
xxxchris

New record slays. This is pretty awesome for people starting out. 

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Oh, no video?


That's cool. I'll just take your word for it that Jerry was there. Not like that was the highlight of this article for me or anything >_>

Tixylixx
Tixylixx

Loved the first game, cannot wait.

EdAl2112
EdAl2112

Jerry Cantrell? What? Usher wasn't available?

toshineon
toshineon

Could be interesting, really loved the first Rocksmith game.

SuddenEvil
SuddenEvil

Been playing rocksmith for over a year, it's a great learning tool. I find it much easier learning songs on rocksmith than regular tabs and vids. Looking forward to seeing more rocksmith in the future.

alastor529
alastor529

A nice surprise to see Jerry there.
I can't wait to see them(Alice in chains) live for the 5th time!  this September!

However since i already know how to play guitar  sorry Jerry, im going to pass on this.
see ya this September AGAIN!

Venan_45
Venan_45

Great game for practice  

Sphensen
Sphensen

I wonder if the next gen consoles will help with the lag problem

user_pt
user_pt

"uses a real-life guitar and is designed to teach people how to play the instrument"

So many questions. I can already see so many people calling themselves guitarrists just because they play this game.


And Jerry, I wasn't expecting something like this from you. William is a bad influence on you.

Shenmue_Jehuty
Shenmue_Jehuty

Layne Staley is rolling over in his grave right now. . . 

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

@Tixylixx 

Wish I had it.  I Wonder if you truly can learn the guitar with it.

I'm an old fool (34) maybe there's nothing to save me.

alastor529
alastor529

@toshineon I still feel learning how to play on your own is the best experience, it's how I learned.

but this is very helpful especially if you get this for your kids or nephews and nieces as a gift, instead of always playing games, they can slide this disc in  and learn WHILE playing with friends as well.

comb5
comb5

@user_pt If you didn't notice, this is Rocksmith 2014 edition. As in there has already been a version of the game out for the last 18 months or so. Nothing new here.

xxxchris
xxxchris

@Shenmue_Jehuty Eh, even if he'd lived he'd have quit the band. Dude didn't want anything to do with AiC in his last days. 

alastor529
alastor529

@Shenmue_Jehuty  I doubt it, he wouldn't trip over something like this, it's not guitar hero, it's getting people to actually learn how to play GUITAR, which is Jerry's duties in AIC, therfore I don't think Layne would show, maybe other than to support his buddy, he'd show up HIGH no doubt lol   But he wouldn't be like kurt Cobain, show up and ironically bash the mainstream after.

user_pt
user_pt

@alastor529 @EdAl2112 Wow, Usher must be proud, being compared to Jerry Cantrell. But it's like comparing a Space Shuttle to a rock, I mean, who the hell is Usher?

toshineon
toshineon

@alastor529 @toshineon Of course, I had played guitar for many years before Rocksmith came out. But this has helped me practice on some more difficult songs as well.

alastor529
alastor529

@xxxchris   yaa it's sad..he honestly didn't want anything to do with anyone...just his GF and his drugs,.  then his GF didn't want anything to do with him..then he just had his drugs...sucks man  dude had one of the most underrated voices in rock history!  better than Cobain IMO

Hurvl
Hurvl

@user_pt@alastor529@EdAl2112From Wiktionary: 

Noun 

usher (plural ushers)

    1. A person, in a church, cinema etc., who escorts people to their seats.
    2. A male escort at a wedding.
    3. A doorkeeper in a courtroom.
    (dated) An underteacher, or assistant master, in a school.


That's what an usher is :P. Bringing in Jerry Cantrell will hopefully usher in a new mindset as to who is suitable to be invited to a thing like this.

alastor529
alastor529

@user_pt @alastor529 @EdAl2112 an arrogant jerk who thinks he is the best performer, more talented than  most musicians  while making MAINSTREAM music lmao  and is the founder of justin beiber, the end.

i can't believe EdAI2112 would even say that...he must be trolling.

Jerry alone is 10000xs more talented  he is a legend lol