Ubisoft have released a brand new trailer showcasing Rocksmith 2014’s innovative new Session Mode.
With a completely redesigned interface, new songs, and all-new features, Rocksmith 2014 Edition is tailored to better teach the key elements of guitar playing. A new fully customizable “Riff Repeater” lets players select any section of a song they want to play, and repeat that section over-and-over until it’s mastered. Players can also set the starting difficulty level, speed, or play note-by-note through challenging parts, all on-the-fly. A new “Master Mode” makes playing by memory more approachable and new “Guitarcade” mini-games have been created to hone specific guitar skills. With these flexible and deep practice tools, it’s never been easier for players to play their favourite songs on guitar or bass.
Session Mode allows the player to lead an artificially intelligent band that plays along with them. The virtual band (which can be customized according the player’s choice of metronome and instruments– there are 70 different Session Mode instruments!) reacts to their playing dynamically. It’s a more advanced feature, but Rocksmith 2014 Edition has missions to guide the player through it if they are a beginner. Experts can jump right in and play along the entire guitar neck by zooming out.
Session Mode is also available in Multiplayer mode, so two players can Jam side-by-side and create their own band experience.
Session Mode can also be played with any electric instrument with a ¼” jack, e.g. an electric ukulele or violin, however, it’s not officially supported and you wouldn’t see any special interface or guide. Still, the band will dynamically react to the music you play.
I also recently sat down with Paul Cross, the Creative Director for Rocksmith 2014, so over to Paul:
For additional information about Rocksmith 2014 Edition, please visit www.Rocksmith.com.
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