Local distributor Megarom has announced a release date and pricing details for Ubisoft’s instructive guitar title Rocksmith. The game will be released in South Africa on November 9th – exactly four weeks after its European launch on October 12th. Megarom has stated that this delay is due to the extra time it takes to ship a large product like the Rocksmith guitar bundle to our shores.
There’ll be three separate Rocksmith items available to purchase when the game launches for Xbox 360 and PS3 in November. The recommended retail price (RRP) of the Rocksmith collector’s bundle featuring the game, a Gibson electric guitar and mandatory ‘Real Tone’ cable is R2 499, while the RRP of the game bundled with just the cable is R899. Finally, the Ubisoft-developed USB to guitar adapter will cost R349 as a standalone purchase.
One of Rocksmith’s biggest selling points is that it allows you to use any guitar with a standard 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) output jack – meaning that you don’t have to fork out additional cash if you already have a guitar you’re happy with.
Megarom has also confirmed that there’ll be a vast selection of DLC tracks available at launch. Rocksmith has been out for almost a year in the US so the majority of DLC released for it thus far will be up on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Store by the time the game splashes down in South Africa.
Feel free to browse through our previous coverage of Rocksmith for more details about this groundbreaking tool for guitar enthusiasts.