Music games have come a long way. Remember when Guitar Hero was still innovative, and we didn't see a new one every year? And for all that Harmonix has done for the genre, Ubisoft hopes to push it even further with their new rhythm gaming franchise, Rocksmith.
As always, we're hearing words like "revolutionize" and "innovative" being tossed around, but Ubi might actually be on to something. Rocksmith will actually utilize real guitars and boasts intuitive gameplay capable of automatically adjusting to each player's skill level. Apparently, the game also makes reading music enjoyable. Other than that, however, not much is known about the actual gameplay, other than the fact that it's "revolutionary" and "innovative," of course.
The music library will span from modern to classic rock, featuring artists like The Animals, Nirvana, David Bowie, and the Rolling Stones. The announcement trailer isn't particularly forthcoming, but it should get you psyched for the game. As for the still images, they're just really attractive stock photography.
Rocksmith is expected some time toward the end of the year, most likely in the fall. Xbox 360, PC, and PS3 will all be getting in on this.