Rocksmith 2014 expands playable catalog with Iron Maiden, Hotei tracks

Ubisoft has released a new batch of downloadable content for its guitar instructional game Rocksmith 2014 Edition, adding a metalicious 5-track injection from Iron Maiden, along with new songs from legendary Japanese guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei.

Rocksmith 2014's new Maiden tracks include "2 Minutes To Midnight," "Aces High," "Run To The Hills," "Fear Of The Dark," and "The Number Of The Beast." Thankfully, Rocksmith does not require players to master the nightmarish percussion track from "Run To The Hills" -- Rock Band Endless Setlist veterans can insert a sigh of relief here -- though its lengthy solo will prove even more challenging for novice guitarists.

Tomoyasu Hotei's additions include the singles "Thrill" and "Bambina," along with the Kill Bill theme "Battle Without Honor or Humanity." The guitarist's tracks have previously been featured in Konami's Guitar Freaks series, and Hotei himself starred in the impossibly cheesy PSOne rhythm game Stolen Song, so he's certainly no stranger to the world of video games.

Rocksmith 2014's new tracks are priced at $2.99 individually. An Iron Maiden five-pack is also available for $11.99, while the three-song Hotei pack will cost you $7.99.
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WHAT: Ubisoft announced today that the Iron Maiden DLC pack is now available for download for Rocksmith® 2014 Edition on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. This DLC pack is available to download via Steam for PC and Mac, Xbox LIVE for Xbox® 360 and on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation® 3.

Songs included in this 5-song pack are "2 Minutes To Midnight", "Aces High", "Fear Of The Dark", "The Number Of The Beast" and "Run To The Hills."

Individual songs are available for $2.99 or the complete 5-song pack for $11.99 on the PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE and on Steam for PC and Mac.

New music packs continue to be released on a regular basis so please continue to watch for updated information.

Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the sequel to 2011's immensely popular Rocksmith, which taught over 1.5 million players how to play the guitar by enabling players to plug any real guitar or bass with a standard ¼" jack directly into their Xbox® 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Sony PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, PC or Mac®. Rocksmith 2014 Edition includes new features, new modes, optimized tracking and responsiveness, and completely redesigned interface, new techniques and tunings, and much more. Aspiring guitarists can now learn to play guitar in just 60 days with Rocksmith 2014 Edition.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.