E3 2011 - The Rhythm is Not Dead - The UpStream

E3 2011 - The Rhythm is Not Dead

posted Tuesday Jun 7, 2011 by Scott Ertz

E3 2011 - The Rhythm is Not Dead

Ubisoft proved that they have what it takes to develop games across all major genres. From TinTin to Ghost Recon plus the addition of rhythm games, these guys are covering the bases. This year, they gave us a lot more rhythm than we were prepared for.

Of course we had the sequel to their incredibly popular Just Dance series with the aptly named Just Dance 3. Having started its life on the Wii, the game is now available on all three major consoles supporting Wii Motion Plus, PlayStation Move and, of course, Microsoft Kinect. The game has been enhanced with new music and game, while maintaining all of the greatness that has made the series one of the best dance simulators ever. You can play with new multiplayer features as well as importing music from previous versions of the game.

To see the promo video and read about their NEW rhythm game, hit the break.

The real surprise was that a new rhythm title, Rocksmith, was introduced. It is a guitar-based game, which is a bit of a surprise considering Activision's recent decision to end Guitar Hero. The difference between the new game and the retired franchise is that Rocksmith uses a real guitar with string instead of a plastic guitar with buttons.

Now, we don't know too terribly much about the new game but it is exciting that the rhythm genre is not dead and that there are new territories to explore. We hope to learn more about the game, such as how you are to plug a regular guitar into a gaming console, or how the actual game is played with said guitar. All of those answers and more will be answered in October of this year and maybe sooner if you are lucky enough to be in a city being visited by the Rocksmith tour bus.

Just Dance 3

Rocksmith

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