Ubisoft and Gibson Partner to Bring Rocksmith Video Game Bundle

Want to play a real electric guitar? Check out the bundle details after the jump.

Today, Ubisoft and the world’s leading guitar company Gibson Guitar announced their partnership to bundle Epiphone Les Paul Junior guitars (a part of the Gibson family of brands) along with Rocksmith™ when the video game releases this Fall 2011. Developed by Ubisoft, Rocksmith is the first and only video game where players can plug any real guitar into the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC, and play through an in-depth library of music including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs.

The bundle will include the video game along with an Epiphone Les Paul Junior guitar and the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable™, a unique 1/4″-to-USB cable; the first of its kind! Developed exclusively for Rocksmith, this revolutionary cable converts the guitar’s signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles and Windows PC. Available at launch and priced at $199.99, this bundle provides an entry-level opportunity for people that have always wanted to play guitar but don’t actually own one. The standard edition of the game also includes the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable and will be available this Fall 2011 for $79.99.

“Partnering with Gibson Guitar on the Rocksmith bundle is a great fit for both companies,” said Tony Key, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ubisoft North America. “Gibson is known for making world-class guitars and we’re proud that they stand behind the quality and experience that is Rocksmith.”

“We’re blown away by the innovation that Ubisoft is offering consumers with Rocksmith, and once we saw the game we knew we had to partner with them,” said Henry E. Juszkiewicz, CEO and Chairman of Gibson Guitar Corporation. “With Rocksmith, Gibson sees a whole new audience of music fans that will fall in love with playing the guitar.”

For more information on Rocksmith, please visit www.rocksmith.com, and follow Rocksmith on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rocksmithgame.

There is also a comprehensive review of the Epiphone Wildkat, which should work wonderfully with this title, over at Beginner Guitar HQ. It is completely free and you can find it here: https://beginnerguitarhq.com/epiphone-wildkat-review/

About Gibson Guitar:

Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. The Gibson Les Paul guitar is the best selling guitar of all time and bears the name of the late, great Les Paul. Gibson’s HD.6X-PRO Digital Guitar, the Gibson Robot Guitar, Gibson’s Dark Fire and the Gibson Dusk Tiger represent the biggest advances in electric guitar design in over 75 years. Gibson is poised to release its latest groundbreaking instrument, the Firebird X guitar system later this year. The Gibson Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Gibson Guitar Corp., and dedicates its time and services to making the place a better world for children through its support of music, education, health and human services. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and headquartered in Nashville since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp’s family of brands now includes Epiphone, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Take Anywhere Technology and Wurlitzer. Visit Gibson’s website at www.gibson.com

About Epiphone:

Epiphone fretted instruments, amplifiers, strings and accessories are known worldwide for offering the best combination of quality, performance and value. One of Gibson’s most formidable competitors through the first half of the 20th century, Epiphone was acquired by Gibson Guitar in 1957. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Epiphone is part of the Gibson family of brands. For more information on Epiphone go to www.epiphone.com.

Fopr a comprehensive review of the Les Paul Special II, which is compatible with the Rocksmith games, head over to the Beginner Guitar HQ.