Did all the previous guitar-simulations felt a little bit boring to you? Do you search for a real guitar game challenge? Then try out Rocksmith!
For the first time video game producer Ubisoft will be at Wacken presenting its new authentic guitar game Rocksmith. It is the first games console and pc game ever which supports real guitars and gives bassists and guitarist the possibility to learn real rock songs with fun and motivation.
After the big success in the United States the rock phenomenon will be continued on the other side of the big pond. The Rocksmith-bus tours through the European stations of Rock Festivals and gives the audience the possibility to test the game extensively – be it with real guitar challenges or other exciting actions. With Rocksmith Gamers can learn to play a real guitar in an innovative, efficient and authentic way. The game will be released on the 11th of October 2012 for Xbox360 and PlayStation3 and later for Windows PC. It will also include a bass-guitar feature.
With Rocksmith you´ll get a selection of songs which can be played on different difficulties. The game works with every available e-guitar (it doesn´t matter from which producer).
But don´t worry – you do not need to take your own guitar to the festival – you will get all necessary equipment directly on spot!
Here is the official trailer:
The Rocksmith stand is situated on the infield´s left side, directly behind the main entrance to the infield.
So get your guitar and play until your fingers bleed!
Rocksmith is already available for pre-order at the UBIshop under: www.ubishop.com/rocksmith
More information about Rocksmith can be found under:
Taken from the Wacken website here
The festival is coming closer and many of you are already arranging their travel to the W:O:A. The count of information and possibilities regarding the travel adds up every year, so we decided to rework all topics and to focus them at one new portal with new features.
This new “W:O:A travel portal” gives you all the information about traveling by bus, train, plane or automobile. Also the arrival on site with the topics festival area, parking, kiss & ride, camping and hotels is handled here. (A detailed list of facts can be found below)
The Special Feature:
By entering your hometown into the search box of the integrated route planner you will get a list with all travel options like for example: Points of departure of our travel partners next to your hometown (regardless of whether bus or train) as well as links to our partner companies including their ticket reservations. That applies also companies from foreign countries – Everything at a glance!!!
Certainly it all works like a normal route planner which calculates the route by car. The added satellite map (google.maps) gives you a geographical overview about nearby offered bus or train trips like the Metal Train or Metal Travel. One click at one of the marked towns or places leads you to a list of bus and train companies which offer a ride to the festival.
All listed options will also contain the calculated CO² emissions of the travel to the festival for the respective vehicle.
In addition the detailed view of the map shows you the camping sites, parking spaces, kiss & ride places, the festival area with all important infrastructural facilities like shower camps, supermarkets, garbage bases and also all main features on site.
Also a long-range selection of hotels in and around Wacken and several external campsites are listed here.
Following a short summary of all the facts for you:
- a route planner with automatic generation of all possible travel options in direct near of the point of interest
- list of all official partner companies (including the departure points) which offer travels (including tickets if available) to the W:O:A
- route calculation and notes for travelers which arrive with own vehicles
- give or search for a ride
- information about airports and metal travel shuttle timetables
- notes, tips and travel partner mediation for international guests
- a satellite map with very helpful, marked starting points and traveling routes to the Wacken Open Air
- an additional, detailed map with the camping area, points of interest, parking spaces, kiss & ride places and a selection of external quarters.
- A CO² calculator as a gimmick which shows you how much CO² emissions can be saved if you use public transports
You can find the portal here:
or as new main menu button TRAVEL.
We are looking forward to get constructive critics and new ideas from your side (via forum, facebook and so on). With your help and feedback we will do our best to optimize the information structure ofin the future!
We hope we served you well with this.
Taken from the Wacken website
We are providing safe deposit boxes at this year’s Wacken Open Air for all your valuables.
The location of the Lockertruck will be near the wristband exchange at the Wacken Plaza. (POS 27 – Holy Wacken Land Plan)
You can rent your save deposit boxes on-site.
There are 840 boxes in total: 180XL and 660M-sized boxes.
1 Big Box(XL): 5€/Day
1 Small Box(M): 3€/Day
Opening Hours of the Lockertruck:
Wednesday, 01.8.2012: 12h (noon) – 3h
Thursday, 02.8.2012: 12h (noon) – 3h
Friday, 03.08.2012: 12h (noon) – 3h
Saturday, 04.08.2012: 12h (noon) – 3h
During opening hours there are two employees of the company “Carderobe” at the truck, available for your questions and support
Taken from the Wacken website here
Police co-operation regarding pickpocketing 2012
In co-operation with the police of Wacken/Schenefeld we have created a new flyer with behavioral measures in case of pick pocketing as well as several hotlines for canceling credit cards.
Additionally our well known Safe-deposit trucks will be again on the festival grounds. For a small obolus you can keep your personal valuables safe there.
Information about the truck will follow soon!
Taken from Wacken website here