Rocksmith signs Pixies, Radiohead, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Ubisoft's announces 22 new songs for upcoming guitar game; The Rolling Stones, Cream, The Black Keys, Titus Andronicus, and the White Stripes also included.

Even though the Rock Band and Guitar Hero franchises are taking leaves of absence this year, 2011 won't be without a guitar game from a major publisher. Today, Ubisoft announced a list of new songs for Rocksmith, most of which are not featured in either Rock Band or Guitar Hero.

The new 22 tracks announced today for Rocksmith include tunes from both contemporary and classic groups like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Black Keys, Titus Andronicus, the White Stripes, Blur, The Cure, and Soundgarden. According to Ubisoft, the game will ship with 45 songs, meaning the publisher still has a number of additional songs to announce.

Where is my mind? It's in sweet home Alabama.

In Rocksmith, players will strum along on actual strings. Ubisoft is betting that the game can avoid the fate of Guitar Hero because its players won't soon grow tired of learning how to play an actual guitar. The game will come with an input jack that is compatible with "most electric guitars" for play on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but not the Wii.

A standard version (without guitar) 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 full list of new and previously announced artists and tracks for Rocksmith is below. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Rocksmith.

Best Coast - "When I'm With You"
Blur - "Song 2"
The Black Keys - "Next Girl"
The Boxer Rebellion - "Step Out of the Car"
Cream - "Sunshine of Your Love"
The Cribs - "We Share the Same Skies"
The Cure - "Boys Don't Cry"
Jenny O - "Well OK Honey"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama"
Nirvana - "Breed"
Pixies - "Where Is My Mind?"
Radiohead - "High and Dry"
Red Fang - "Number Thirteen"
The Rolling Stones - "The Spider and the Fly"
Silversun Pickups - "Panic Switch"
Soundgarden - "Outshined"
Spoon - "Me and the Bean"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Vasoline" Taddy Porter - "Mean Bitch"
Titus Andronicus - "A More Perfect Union"
White Denim - "Burnished"
The White Stripes - "Icky Thump"
Yellow Moon Band - "Chimney"

Previously announced artists and songs:

The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"
The Black Keys - "I Got Mine"
David Bowie - "Rebel Rebel"
Interpol - "Slow Hands"
Nirvana - "In Bloom"
The Rolling Stones - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

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17 comments
oilhunter
oilhunter

does it support bass guitar?

Nightrain50
Nightrain50

I may buy it just to use as a tuner and for its pedals to jam out on my own. I don't even need songs, I would rather them put in something more along the lines of Jamstudio.com so I could create my own backing tracks to solo too.

metallistas
metallistas

NIRVANA!!!! Where is Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam? I think this game will be awsome but if you don't have an electric guitar this this pleasure will cost you a lot of meney

dean0null
dean0null

@gamerboy100 I didn't say it came with a guitar. I said it came with a peripheral. It comes with a peripheral that allows you to connect a real guitar to an Xbox 360, PS3 or PC. "Rocksmith sets out to teach players how to play the guitar. A quarter-inch to USB cable peripheral included with the game allows you to plug your guitar into your PC, Xbox 360, or PS3. You can then play along with both old and new songs. Ubisoft plans to release Rocksmith in fall 2011. The game and peripheral together cost $79.99." http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Rocksmith-Track-List-Includes-Lynyrd-Skynyrd-Radiohead-32538.html

SolanOcard
SolanOcard

WHAT? A rhythm game with a decent sound track? It's been years since one of those was released. Still, I am going to have to say no. Spending more money on another incompatible music game medium just doesn't make sense. I wish Rock Band would get its act together and start releasing some good tracks.

Jamemba
Jamemba

The White Stripes YESSS!!

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

seems pretty awesome looking forward to more info on the game and how it works so i can have a use for my old guitar

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

This seems like interesting tech. I hope it does well...but at only 45 songs...yeah, there needs to be WAY more than just 45 songs.

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

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gamerboy100
gamerboy100

@dean0null No, the article says that the $80 standard version does NOT include a guitar. It is stated in the second to last paragraph as saying "A standard version (without guitar) of Rocksmith is due out this fall for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC priced at $79.99."

macca366
macca366

Interpol, Silversun Pickups, cool..

dean0null
dean0null

It's $80 for the standard version because it comes with a peripheral and because the game actually teaches to how to play guitar. Whereas the closest thing to this is buying a Rock Band 3 guitar for $300 and the game for $60 without really learning how to play guitar, instead being able to play along with songs if you already know how.

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

The calibre of music and the associated tech make this a particularly intriguing proposition.

T_K_14
T_K_14

80 bucks for the standard version? Why?

THVVW
THVVW

I am absolutely considering this. Goodbye nights and weekends...