New game to let you plug your guitar directly into your console

Music games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band may offer the thrill of being a guitar legend with a fake guitar, but a new game from Ubisoft looks to one-up that experience by letting you play with a real guitar.

Set to arrive later this year, Rocksmith will come with a plug for connecting an electric guitar – a real one – to your Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Windows PC.

Unlike the rhythm games before it, Rocksmith will actually be able to teach you how to play guitar. Depending on your skill level, the game will throw different amounts of notes at you in order to help you learn the songs you’re playing.

This isn’t the first time a real guitar has graced a Guitar Hero-esque game. A little over three years ago, “Guitar Rising” was shown at the Independent Games Conference in Texas showing this style of gameplay, combining a rhythm game, education, and a real guitar.

As for Rocksmith, we’ve yet to hear if electric bass will be supported, but we do know that pedal effects, chord charts, rhythm and lead guitar, and multiplayer should all make it in the final product.