While Activision might have put the axe down with its Guitar Hero series, Ubisoft plans on reinventing the gaming genre with its new music sim title: Rocksmith. Creative Director Paul Cross gave us a hands-on preview at Ubisoft’s Holiday Showcase and demonstrated the game’s new peripheral…a real guitar. Yea, you can actually use a real guitar to play the game. How crazy is that? Take a look as he gives the audience a soundcheck, while showing us his string skills via live demo. Rocksmith is set to hit shelves Oct. 11, 2011. Ubisoft fans can also check out our exclusive gameplay footage of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations by clicking the hyperlink.